Family Names in the Glens of Antrim Book Explores Name Significance


A new publication from Ulster Historical Foundation which explores the historical and social significance of the family names of the Glens of Antrim.

Every family story is unique and each story is worth telling. Researching your family history is a worthwhile and rewarding journey and finding out you have a connection to a certain area/place can resonate deeply with an individual.  Brian Turner’s Family names in the Glens of Antrim is a guide that not only details the significance of the most common names in the Glens of Antrim but it is also a love letter to the area.
This thoroughly researched book will quickly become a key resource for anyone interested in finding out more about their family history or for anyone interested in understanding more about the culture and history of the area.
Family names in the Glens of Antrim explores the historical and social significance of the family names of a distinctive region in the north-east of Ireland – the Glens of Antrim.
The area has both a strong local identity and a significant relationship with south-west Argyll in Scotland. Drawing on many years of research, the author describes and explains the evolution of the historical landscape through an examination of the names of its people.
Published in July 2021, this beautifully produced hardback book is fully illustrated and includes numerous maps detailing the distribution of names in the area and includes various photographs showcasing the beauty of the area. Priced at just £19.99 this publication is sure to be of interest to anyone interested in researching their family history as well as those curious about the history and meanings behind some of the most popular family names in the Glens of Antrim.
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About the author
BRIAN TURNER was born in Cork City and has lived in Counties Cork, Offaly, Donegal, Antrim and Down. He was the founding Director of Down County Museum in Downpatrick and previously Curator of Local History at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. He has originated and participated in many studies of locality since completing his doctoral thesis on aspects of County Antrim history, and has written widely on Irish local and cultural history, including an interest in relationships with other places, particularly Scotland, Norway and North America. He is currently Honorary President of the Federation for Ulster Local Studies. He lives in Saul, County Down.
About Ulster Historical Foundation
Established in 1956, the Foundation is a registered charity and self-sustaining not-for-profit organisation. It offers its extensive knowledge to help people around the world trace and share their Irish and Scots-Irish history and to broaden their understanding of and interest in the rich history of the province of Ulster. In pursuit of this goal UHF provides a range of activities, including: genealogical and historical research services and book publishing.