Join
Log in  | New? Register

8,320 DESMOND members around the world

Keep me informed as to DESMOND Family online & offline events

DESMOND points found: 82
DESMOND family crest

DESMOND Family History

This noble and famous surname is of Irish origin, and when used as a title is one of the most prominent names in Irish history. Between 1329 and 1583 no less than fifteen Fitzgeralds were the earls of Desmond. The surname Desmond is the Anglicized form of the ancient Gaelic "O'Deasmhumhnaigh", translating as "the descendant of the Desmondman", and meaning a native of Desmond. This was the original name for the province of South-West Munster, "deas" meaning south, and "Mumhan", Munster. The surname is closely associated with County Cork, and originally was seldom found elsewhere, King Williamstown, in the Newmarket district of County Cork being renamed Ballydesmond...
MEET

Join the conversation with the DESMOND tribe

  • Find your DESMOND ancestor
  • Tell us about your DESMOND Family
  • Tell us about your DESMOND ancestors
  • Ask a question about the DESMOND history
  • Leave a message for DESMOND family members

Invite more DESMOND family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the DESMOND tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
SHOP

Show off the DESMOND Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from