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1) Why are surnames important? 2) What do our surnames tell people about us?. Who’s who? Crawford McGuinness Murphy Belvedere CollinsPaisley Etchingham McGlue. Different naming systems. Ireland had a different way of naming people before it used surnames.

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1) Why are surnames important?2) What do our surnames tell people about us?


Who’s who?

CrawfordMcGuinness

Murphy Belvedere

CollinsPaisley

EtchinghamMcGlue


Different naming systems

  • Ireland had a different way of naming people before it used surnames.

  • A parents name followed yours and their parents name followed that.

    Darren Donna Thomáis

    Darren Ó Dochartaigh


Walking debate!


We already know Mc & O’

Mac

Ó

Nic

Mhic


Ainmeacha Gaelacha

Irish Forenames


= Órfhlaith(Orla)

Guess the name!

Dubh

Glas

= Dubhglas (Douglas)

Ór

Flaith

Rua

= Ruarí

(Rory)


Which is which?

RóisínAoibhínCiaránRónán


Which is which?

RónánRoisínAoibhínCiarán


SeánBeag

SeánMór


Mary Fionn

Mary Donn

Mary Rua


Círínteaghlaigh

Family crest


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