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About the Breathnach surname

Walsh is an Irish surname, meaning "Breton," or "foreigner," literally "Welshman," taken to Ireland by the Welsh during the Norman Invasion of Ireland. It is most common in County Mayo and County Kilkenny. It is the fourth most common surname in Ireland, and the 325th most common in the United States. There are variants including "Walshe", "Welsh", "Brannagh" and "Breathnach". Walsh is uncommon as a given name. The name is often pronounced "Welsh" in the south and west of the country.

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Meaning: "Foreigner" Region of origin: Ireland Related names: "Walshe", "Welsh", "Brannagh", "Breathnach", "Welch"

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