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DESMOND Family History

This noble and famous surname is of Irish origin, and when used as a title is one of the most prominent names in Irish history. Between 1329 and 1583 no less than fifteen Fitzgeralds were the earls of Desmond. The surname Desmond is the Anglicized form of the ancient Gaelic "O'Deasmhumhnaigh", translating as "the descendant of the Desmondman", and meaning a native of Desmond. This was the original name for the province of South-West Munster, "deas" meaning south, and "Mumhan", Munster. The surname is closely associated with County Cork, and originally was seldom found elsewhere, King Williamstown, in the Newmarket district of County Cork being renamed Ballydesmond...

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