AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Ó RUAIDH—IO Rowe, O Rewe, Rowe, Roe, (Ormond); 'descendant of Ruadh' (red); an old surname on the confines of Cork and Waterford; now anglicised Ormond in the latter county, owing to its similarity in sound to Urmhumha, the Irish name of Ormond, or East Munster.

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