Origin of the Name Enright
The origin of the name Enright
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Enright
include Inright, Enraghty and MacEnright. These names are derived from the Gaelic MacIonnrachtaigh sept that was located in the West of Ireland in Counties Clare and Limerick .
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
This Gaelic name is taken from the word 'inreachtach' which translates as 'lawful'. In modern times the majority of bearers of this name can still be found in their original homeland Counties, as well as in County Dublin .
The Enright coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Enright descendants.