Irish Surname History Research Service

Your Surname Research Starts Here

Surname ResearchWhere do you go when you’ve finished your Irish family genealogy research? Or when your stuck in your research. Is there more? What about the history of your Irish surname?

A surname is the oldest and most treasured family heirloom, allowing the possibility of viewing the history of ones ancestors well beyond the period recorded by genealogical records. Surnames history study requires specialist expertise, while surname origin and distribution research can add greatly to your family history, as can surname meanings. The following services are offered:


•    Surnames history overview

•    Detailed surname histories in book or booklet form

•    Surnames distribution as a genealogy tool

•    Surnames research as a tool for yDNA surname studies

•    Research and lecturing for clan associations and gatherings

•    Guest lecturing on genealogy and heritage subjects

•    Sample short and long studies available on request, as published in Irish Roots, Irish Genealogist, and Irishlivesremembered


O’Sullivan Surname part of my service to those interested in their Irish surnames I’m going to make available at a modest cost a series of DVD’s giving a full account of the histories of the major Irish clans and surnames. This will be based on the latest and most up to date research, beginning with the remote origins as found in the ancient Irish genealogies. A detailed account will follow, illustrated by maps, pedigrees, coats of arms, and photos of the main castles and other sites associated with each surname. As a leading Irish surname expert, medieval historian, and talented public speaker I can deliver a product that will fascinate, charm and humble those interested in the real stories of their Irish ancestors.

O’Sullivan Surname video is now available 

The first offering concerns the O’Sullivan clan (click to view). This DVD consists of a video recording and a pdf file containing maps, pedigrees and photographs. The video was filmed at the recent O’Sullivan clan gathering in Sneem, Co. Kerry, where the climax of the week was my talk on O’Sullivan clan history, attended by nearly one hundred O’Sullivans and friends from all over, and which lasted for about one hour.

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