Last name: WALSH

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WALSH : This last name is indexed 669,350 times on Geneanet!

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WALSH : 1: English and Irish: ethnic name from Middle English walshe (Old English wælisc) ‘foreign Welsh’. This form of the name was generally more common than Welsh especially in Ireland where it originally denoted a Welsh-speaking immigrant in particular any of the Welshmen who arrived in the wake of Strongbow's Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170. In Ireland it is sometimes also a translation of Breathnach ‘Briton’.2: English: in Yorkshire and Lancashire the name is sometimes a shortened form of Walshaw.

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