Clans and Families of Ireland: The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families (Hardback)
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Short Description for Clans and Families of Ireland 'Clans and Families of Ireland' provides an account of the origins of Irish people from prehistoric times down to the present with particular emphasis on place names and surnames.
- Published: 01 March 1993
- Format: Hardback 188 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780717120321 ISBN 10: 0717120325
Full description for Clans and Families of Ireland
The origins of Irish names are intermingled with the nation's long and often tragic past. Telling of invasion, famine, emigration and war, this book provides readers with a glimpse of the history behind 200 of Ireland's most commonly encountered surnames. It sheds light on the origins of the names, highlighting their geographical distribution and providing details of prominent family members. The book is illustrated with coats of arms and clan tartans as well as photographs of Ireland's landscapes, historic sites and artefacts. Other books by John Grenham An Illustrated History of Ireland Tracing Your Irish Ancestors.