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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


With the arrival of the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 11th century came new naming traditions to the eastern region of Ireland. These new naming traditions actually meshed fairly well with the pre-existing Irish traditions. Both cultures made significant use of hereditary surnames. And like the native Irish, the Strongbownians often used prefixes to build patronymic surnames, which are names based on the given name of the initial bearer's father or another older relative. Strongbow's followers often created names that were built with the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, both of which mean son. They also used diminutive suffixes such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el, and occasionally even two suffixes combined to form a double diminutive such as -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in, to build patronymic names. The surname Walsh is derived from Breat(h)nach which literally means Welshman. Phillip Brenagh, known as "Phillip the Welshman" was likely the progenitor of the family. Phillip and his brother David arrived with Strongbow, in 1170.

Walsh Early Origins



The surname Walsh was first found in Counties Kilkenny, Leix, and Waterford, in Ireland, where they held a family seat from 1170.

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Walsh Spelling Variations


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Walsh Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name Walsh include: Walsh, Welsh, Welch, Brannagh and others.

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Walsh Early History


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Walsh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walsh research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1606, 1615, 1618, 1688, 1604, 1580, 1654, 1618 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Walsh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walsh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walsh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Rev. Peter Walsh (1618-1688), who wrote "The Loyal Remonstrance"; for which he was excommunicated from the Franciscan Order; John Walsh...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walsh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland's Great Potato Famine resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name Walsh:

Walsh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacob Walsh who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Walsh settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Elizabeth Walsh, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679

Walsh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Walsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Joseph Walsh, who landed in Virginia in 1745
  • Dudley Walsh, who landed in New York in 1785
  • George Walsh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796

Walsh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Walsh settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1803
  • Alexander Walsh, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Christopher T Walsh, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Henry Walsh, aged 33, landed in New York in 1812
  • Margaret Walsh, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walsh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bartholomew Walsh, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Walsh settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1756 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. Samuel Walsh U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Walsh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Martin Walsh, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1806
  • Richard Walsh settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1808
  • Robin Walsh settled in Quebec in 1825 with his wife and six children
  • Catherine Walsh, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • Honors Walsh, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walsh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Walsh, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Jeffrey Guy Walsh arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Martin Walsh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • James Walsh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City of London" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF LONDON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CityOfLondon.gif
  • Thomas Walsh, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walsh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Walsh, aged 33, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Mary Ann Walsh, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Eliza Walsh, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • James Walsh, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Catherine Walsh, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walsh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walsh (post 1700)



  • Joseph T. Walsh (1929-2014), American jurist, Member of the Delaware Supreme Court (1985-2003)
  • Edward Joseph Walsh (1942-2014), American political journalist and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and The Oregonian
  • Colonel Walter Rudolph Walsh (1907-2014), American FBI agent, USMC shooting instructor and Olympic gold and silver medalist shooter, the longest lived Olympic competitor at 106
  • Dr. William Bertalan Walsh M.D. (1920-1996), Founder of Project HOPE (USA) and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Gunnery Sergeant William Gary Walsh (1922-1945), United States Marine awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945 for throwing himself onto a live grenade, thus saving the lives of his fellow Marines
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Ambrose Walsh (1946-1998), fourth ranking United States Marine Corps fighter ace in World War II, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
  • M Emmet Walsh (b. 1935), American actor
  • Thomas James Walsh (1859-1933), American politician, US Senator from Montana
  • Joe Walsh (b. 1947), American guitarist and rock musician
  • William Ernest "Bill" Walsh (b. 1931), American professional (NFL) football coach
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Walsh Historic Events


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Walsh Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. John  Walsh (1827-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Thomas Walsh Jr. (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. John  Walsh (1856-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries
  • Mr. Thomas  Walsh (1861-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Edward  Walsh (1861-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 14 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Gordon Stuart Walsh (1923-1941), Australian Supply Assistant from South Plympton, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Michael Henry Joseph Walsh (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John F Walsh (b. 1917), English Assistant Cook (S) serving for the Royal Navy from West Gorton, Manchester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. C N E Walsh, British Petty Office Stoker from Wallasey, Merseyside, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Walsh (1908-1942), English Stoker 1st Class from Blackburn, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Stronghold and was lost in 1942

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. R. Walsh, English Greaser from Walton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Miss Ellen Walsh, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Catherine Walsh (d. 1912), aged 32, English Stewardess from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Walsh


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Suggested Readings for the name Walsh



  • Patrick Walsh of Seward County and Related Families by Edward V. Walsh.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Transfixus sed non mortuus
Motto Translation: Transfixed but not dead.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF LONDON 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CityOfLondon.gif
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Walsh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walsh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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