Map 101 Log in  | Not a member? Register or
Brexit is good for Ireland?

NOONAN members around the world

NOONAN points found: 373

NOONAN Family History

Recorded in several forms including Noonan, Nunan, and Neenan, this is an Irish surname of great antiquity. Originally recorded as O'Nuanain, it is said to belong almost exclusively to the province of Munster, and particularly County Cork. The name means the "descendant of the beloved one" which was a reference to the original chief of the clan, since almost all Gaelic surnames are closely associated with the perceived attributes of the founder. Some proof of the original meaning is given by the fact that in their early history the clan were "erenaghs" or hereditary minor lords, who had a specific responsibility for maintaining and managing church property and lands in their particular area...

The NOONAN Family Message Board

Leave a message for NOONAN family members.

  • Find your NOONAN ancestor
  • Tell us about your NOONAN Family
  • Ask a question about the NOONAN history
  • Tell us about your NOONAN ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Noonan 8 day Cork tour
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
8 day tour of Cork Find out more ยป
Areas of Origin for NOONAN

Munster , Ireland

Invite more NOONAN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the NOONAN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest