Walsh, Walshe - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Walsh, Walshe—This name is pretty common in most parts of Ireland. In a corrupted form it is written Branagh in the district of Oughterard; Brannick in Tuam; Brawnick in Cong; Brannagh in North Sligo; and Brennagh in the district of Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

The correct form is usually written Breathnach; Brannóg is used in Tuam and Cong; and Breithneach in Donegal and most other parts of Ulster.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees