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Irish Surname - Irwin

Origin of the Irish surname Irwin

The Irish surname Irwin is derived from the Gaelic name "Mac Giolla Eóin," which means "son of the servant of John." The name "John" refers to the popular Christian name, and "Mac Giolla Eóin" signifies the relationship to a servant or devotee of John. The surname Irwin is most commonly found in Northern Ireland, particularly in County Fermanagh, but it is also present in other parts of Ireland and throughout the world.

It is believed that the Irwin family originally settled in Ireland during the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century. Over time, they assimilated into Irish culture and established themselves in various counties across the country.

The surname Irwin is ranked as the 279th most common surname in Ireland.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Irwin

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Irwin

The specific Coat of Arms and motto associated with the Irish surname Irwin can vary depending on the individual family history and lineage.

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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