All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Nunan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Nuadhain. The original Gaelic form of the name was O hIonmhaineain, which was originally derived from "ionmhain," meaning "beloved."
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nunan research.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1341 are included under the topic Early Nunan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Individual scribes in the Ireland
during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origin of the Nunan family name include Noonan, O'Nunan, O'Noonan, Nunan, Neenan and others.