Ireland Family History
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Ireland Name Meaning
English and Scottish: ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Iraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Iras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Ir- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu. The surname is especially common in Liverpool, England, which has a large Irish population.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Breland, Kirkland, Ryland, Eland, Moreland, Freeland, Harland, Irelan