Ireland Family History
Ireland Name Meaning
English and Scottish: ethnic name denoting someone from Ireland from Middle English Irland Irlond Erlond (Old English Īraland). The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Īras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Īr- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland Èriu earlier Everiu. The Latin name was (H)ibernia. The surname is especially common in Liverpool England which has a large Irish population. Compare Irish . Americanized form of Erland .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022