My Ancestors were Irish. Or Were They? Origins of Irish Surnames – Natalie Bodle

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The webinar examines the history and origins of Irish surnames – native Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh, Huguenot, Viking, Gallowglass and Jewish.

If you don’t know where in Ireland your ancestors originated, we’ll include tips to help you to narrow down the location.

First names often followed a traditional naming pattern and this can help to build your family tree. We’ll use case studies using traditional naming patterns to show how this worked.

There are some naming traditions that were used in particular by the Ulster Scots that again can help to expand your family tree and we’ll also cover the Latin names sometimes used in Roman Catholic records.

Natalie Bodle is a full-time professional genealogist, educator and tour guide and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). A native of County Antrim, her company Roots Revealed is based in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde having built upon many years of Irish family history research experience. She undertakes Irish ancestry research throughout Ireland, specialising in Northern Ireland and Ulster. Natalie also delivers regular talks and courses locally, nationally and internationally. Her website is

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