Irwin - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

AuthorPadraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
Date1923
SourceSome Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
Section

Irwin—This name in Ulster is an anglicised form of O' h-Eireamháin. It is confused with Irvine and Irving. The pronunciation of the name in most parts of Ulster is Horan and Oran, and probably the name is a branch of the O'Horan sept that migrated to the county Kerry about six hundred years ago from the borders of the present counties of Derry and Antrim.

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