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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Callahan Irish               Irish descendant of Ceallachán
Carlan Irish               Irish Carolan
Carlin Irish               Irish Carolan
Carline Irish               Irish Carolan
Carling Irish               Irish Carolan
Carroll Irish               Irish descendant of Cearbhall
Clancey Irish               Irish MacClancy/MacClanchy
Clanchey Irish               Irish MacClancy/MacClanchy
Clanchy Irish               Irish MacClancy/MacClanchy
Clancy Irish               Irish MacClancy/MacClanchy
Clansey Irish               Irish MacClancy/MacClanchy
Connellan Irish               Irish Little Connell
Conner Irish               Irish Mac Cearbhaill son of Cearbhall
Connolly Irish               Irish faithful to pledges
Daugherty Irish               Irish not loving
Delane Irish               Irish dubh, black + the genitive of slan, whole, healthy
Delaney Irish               Irish dubh, black + the genitive of slan, whole, healthy
Delany Irish               Irish dubh, black + the genitive of slan, whole, healthy
Duffey Irish               Irish dubh black
Duffie Irish               Irish dubh black
Duffy Irish               Irish dubh black
Flynn Irish               Irish descendant of Flann
Malone Irish               Irish Maol, bald or tonsured, and Eoin, John
Mayo Irish               Irish the plain near the water, from Moi or Moy
Nolan Irish               Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Nualláin
Quinn Irish               Irish Gaelic Ó Coinn descendant of Conn
Reilly Irish               Irish descendant of Raghailleach
Ryan Irish               Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin
Sweeney Irish               Irish son of Suibhne
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