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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnradháin ‘descendant of Anradhán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ánrad(h) ‘hero’, ‘warrior’, ‘champion’, a title denoting the nobleman next in rank to the king in medieval Ireland. The title was also used to denote court poets of the second rank.

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