Walsh of Kilkenny

Walsh of Dublin, Meath and Westmeath

Walsh / Walshe

Uno de los apellidos más difundidos en Irlanda (ocupa el lugar nº 4 en las encuestas de población -ver lista-), aunque su origen es anglo-normando. Signifca "el galés", que en irlandés se dice Breathnach. Se dice que el primero así llamado fue Haylen Brenach, alias Walsh, hijo de "Philip the Welshman", arribado al país en el año 1172. Variantes de este apellido son Walshe, Welsh, Brannagh y Breathnach, muy comunes en los Co. Mayo y Kilkenny. En los registros de entradas de pasajeros al puerto de Buenos Aires hasta 1880 se encuentran 18 personas apellidadas así.

Walsh is among the five most numerous surnames in Ireland, found throughout the country. There are concentrations of Walshes in Leinster in counties Kilkenny and Wexford, in Connacht in counties Mayo and Galway, and in Munster in counties Cork and Waterford. Walsh is a semi-translation of the Irish surname Breathnach, meaning ‘Welsh' or ‘Breton', also sometimes anglicised as ‘Brannagh'. This alludes to the Cambro-Gaelic origin of the Walsh families. The name came into use to describe the Welsh people who came to Ireland during the Cambro-Norman invasions. Very early their surname in Gaelic was Breathnach, the Irish word for Briton or Welsh, which was later to become anglicized as Brannagh and Walsh(e).

The Walsh surname has the same historical origin as Wallace, but arrived at its present form by a more circuitous route. Wallace comes from the Anglo-Norman-French le waleis, meaning simply ‘the foreigner' or ‘the stranger', which was used in different parts of Britain to denote the Scots, Welsh or Bretons, strangeness obviously being in the eye of the beholder. In medieval Ireland the name Walsh was generally used to mean ‘the Welshmen', who arrived in the wake of the Cambro-Norman invasion beginning in 1169 A.D., the first of the adventurers coming from Wales.

Unlike most of the Anglo-Norman and Cambro-Norman families such as the Burkes, the Fitzgeralds etc, who can trace their ancestry to a small number of known individuals, the Walshes have many different origins, since the name arose independently in many different places in Ireland.

The name Walsh in Ireland was brough to the country by Norman settlers from Wales. The word Wales is the literal meaning of the name which is the fourth most frequently found in the country. Walshe, Welsh, Brannagh and Breathnach are variations of the name which is most common in Mayo and Kilkenny.

 

Carlos Walsh & Luisa B ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
David Walsh & Brigid Leavy y Slammon ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
David Walsh & Agnes ___ ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Edward Walsh & Mary Evers ( modificado el 20.03.2017 ) | |
Edward Walsh & Ana Bermingham ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
George Walsh & Maria Grace ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
James Walsh & Bridget Conway y Deehan ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
James ó Jacob "Jaime" Walsh & Ana Murphy y Scully ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
James Walsh & Brigid McInertney ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
John Walsh & Elizabeth Mullally ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
John Welch (ó Walsh) & Maria Kearney y Dillon ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Lawrence Walsh & Esther Keane ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Michael Walsh & Ellen Carbery ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Michael Walsh & Margaret Poleman ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Patrick Walsh & Rose Gearty ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Patrick Walsh & Mary Nally ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Patrick Walsh & Anne Ball ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Patrick Walsh & Mary Kesby? ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Peter Walsh & Brigid Ryan ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Singles / Others / Otros / Walsh ( modificado el / modified on 20.03.2017)
Thomas Walsh & Catherine MacMahon ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )
Thomas Walsh & Brigid Gavigan ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )