Meaning and Origin of Walsh - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Walsh

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Welshman
  • English : Inquisitive

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Anglicized form (translation) of Breathnach ‘Briton’. It was used in particular to denote the Welshmen who arrived in Ireland in the wake of Strongbow’s Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170.