This Is The Most Common Surname In Ireland

Can you guess Ireland's top name?

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This colourful map below has revealed the most common surnames in every country in Europe.

And Ireland's one is no surprise.

Murphy.

Yup, we could've guessed it. 

Surnames

Smith is the most common name in England, Garcia in Spain, Silva in Portugal and Martin in France. Quite a random selection. 

Artist Jakub Marian also created a map showing what each name means

Surnames Translation

If you're a Murphy then you're a descendant of Murchadh and you're a 'sea warrior'. 

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Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating, drinking and writing her way around Dublin alana@lovin.com / @alanalav

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