MacLysaght 'The Surnames of Ireland'
Stacpoole Galldubh This Irish form (gall - foreigner dubh - black) was also sometimes
used for Stapleton. De Stacapul, indicating a Welsh toponymic, is preferable for
Stacpoole. The family is on record in the Pale since 1200; from the end of the sixteenth
century it has been mainly associated with Co Clare.
Walsh Breat(h)nach (Welshman) which is re-anglicized also as Brannagh, Brannick etc. A
name given independently to many unconnected families in different parts of the country
and now the fourth most numerous of all Irish surnames. It is sometimes spelt Welsh,
which is the pronunciation of Walsh in Munster and Connacht.
Wallace (Norman le Waleis, The Welshman). The name of a Scottish clan; also occasionally
a synonym of Walsh.
[Gael, gall, wall all come from the root word meaning a stranger. Over time G is
sometimes replaced by W so Gall-- becomes Wall-- and the French name Guillaume became
William in English.]
The Pale is the area around Dublin and was the area most subject to influences from the
main island - but in 901 the opposite had happened; the ruler of Mercia, an English
kingdom, agreed to take in Vikings who were causing a problem in the Dublin area. They
were settled on the Wirral peninsula, opposite Liverpool, and recent DNA tests have
confirmed a large percentage of Wirral people have Viking genes.
The Scottish surname MacDougall means 'son of the dark stranger' (mac dubh gael).
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