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Ireland was one of the earliest countries to evolve a system of hereditary surnames. More than 4,000 Gaelic, Norman and Anglo-Irish surnames are listed in this book, giving a wealth of information on the background and location of Irish families. Edward MacLysaght was a leading authority on Irish names and family history. He served as Chief Herald and Genealogical Officer of the Irish Office of Arms. He was also Keeper of Manuscripts of the National Library of Ireland and was Chairman of the Manuscripts Commission. This ...

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    • Title: The Surnames of Ireland by Edward Maclysaght
    • Publisher: Irish Academy Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780716523666, 0716523663
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    • Edition: 1989 6th edition
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