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SULLIVAN - Name Meaning & Origin

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SULLIVAN Surname Meaning & Origin:

The common Sullivan surname means "hawk-eyed" or "little dark-eyed one," derived from the Irish súildhubhán, from suil, meaning "eye" and dubh, meaning black.
Sullivan is the 92nd most popular surname in the United States, and the third most common surname in Ireland.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

O'SULLIVAN, OSULLIVAN

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Sullivan Name Meaning & Family History
An overview of the Sullivan surname meaning, plus subscription-based access to genealogical records on Sullivan families around the world from Ancestry.com.

SULLIVAN Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - SULLIVAN Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Sullivan surname and its variations.

SULLIVAN Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Sullivan.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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