06
November
2019
|
05:52 PM
America/Denver

How to trace your Irish roots using this traditional Irish naming pattern

Summary

A popular tradition in Irish names could help you trace your Irish roots.

Our ancestors in Ireland had a very strong tradition for naming the eldest children in each family. It’s really interesting to see this naming pattern in your own family tree, but it’s especially valuable to know for family history research.

This naming pattern was most prevalent from around the late 18th century to the middle of the 20th.