AIGHLEART

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

AIGHLEART—VIIIAylwert, Eylward, Ayleward, Ailward, Aylward, Alyward, etc.; 'son of Ailward' (Anglo-Saxon Æthelweard); the name of an Anglo-Norman family who came into Ireland at the time of the invasion and settled at Aylwardstown, Co. Kilkenny, and at Faithleg, near Waterford. The Aylwards were frequently mayors of Waterford. Their castle at Faithleg was besieged and taken by Cromwell in 1649.

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