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Clans and Families of Ireland: The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families

Clans and Families of Ireland: The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families

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By (author) John Grenham

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  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 188 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 270mm
  • Publication date: 1 March 1993
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 0717120325
  • ISBN 13: 9780717120321
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations and photographs

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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.

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John Grenham is a professional genealogist. He was formerly attached to the Genealogical Office in Dublin, Ireland. At present he develops and markets his own genealogical software packages worldwide.