ALPHONSUS, ALFONSUS

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

ALPHONSUS, ALFONSUS, genitive -uis, Alphonsus, Alfons; Teutonic — Adalfuns, noble eagerness; a name adopted in Ireland in honour of St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer and Doctor of the Church. Latin — Alphonsus.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.


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