>>88698012>The "Walsh" came here speaking English
Maybe some did, many others spoke Welsh and Norman-French. I'm not saying that's any better but you clearly have an overly simplistic view of Irish history if you actually believe that.>that's what they still represent here
Except it's not? Most of the old settlers have considered themselves Irish since before the Cromwellian invasion. Especially the lower class families like these that mingled with the natives more than the Normans that stayed holed up in their autistic walled cities.>giving them occupational surnames
That wasn't enforced until the 15th century at the earliest. Before then there was plenty of people in England without proper surnames.>You mean "their"
No, our. Learn to read. Ireland was one of the earliest known places where everyone had a surname. Do some research into your own country sometime.
I was just offering some trivia on a random name to begin with, why does it piss you off so much?