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A Karenina wrote: Capt, you're quite sure you've never heard of the Crosbys over there? No infamous criminals or anything? :p



Thanks for trying. :)
Oh Yes I did, Crosby family own half of Dublin city in Southern Ireland, linked also to that Irish group U2.
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Deane from the west of Ireland ( Co Mayo ) ( Doo york ) .... Langford England somewhere

Gallagher not 100% sure
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Me Mo wrote: Deane from the west of Ireland ( Co Mayo ) ( Doo york ) .... Langford England somewhere

Gallagher not 100% sure
Dean (also Deane) Dublin 1901, its actually an English name.Arrived here in 1856 British Crown Forces were based in Birr County Offaly in the midlands of Ireland.



Now Gallagher (also Gallaher) A very common name all over Ireland, the O'Gallaghers were originally in Irish Gaelic O'Gallchobhair meaning ''foreign helper''. He was a descendant of Conall Gulban (who later gave his name as Tir connell) son of a Irish fifteen century King.

The Gallaghers were also noted ecclesiastics, providing many bishops in Ireland.

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Thankyou capt_buzzard
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I'm just wondering how many English -Irish, Scots -Irish and Irish Americans there are on this forum?;)
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capt_buzzard wrote: I'm just wondering how many English -Irish, Scots -Irish and Irish Americans there are on this forum?;)



Hello CB, I am new to the site and live in the republic of ireland. The names I am interested in knowing more about are Manning and Mulvihil. Manning is spelt 'Ni Mhainin'or 'O' Mhainin' in gaelic, depending on your gender.

Go raibh maith agat

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I'd love to know more about the surname Rooke - which I'm told derives from O'Rourke.
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My grandmother was a Toole, derived from O'Toole. A distant cousin researched the family history, finding the town of origin and such. I got to glance through it, but she won't share with anyone, as she is afraid they will publish it and take the credit. (That was ten years ago. She's still sitting on it.)



My grandfather was a Plair, which we think may be French? We can't go back beyond him.



My father's family is Stone-Crawford-Dowling.
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Ciao, Bella!;540695 wrote: My grandmother was a Toole, derived from O'Toole. A distant cousin researched the family history, finding the town of origin and such. I got to glance through it, but she won't share with anyone, as she is afraid they will publish it and take the credit. (That was ten years ago. She's still sitting on it.)



My grandfather was a Plair, which we think may be French? We can't go back beyond him.



My father's family is Stone-Crawford-Dowling.



Interesting, O'Toole, definetly Irish Leinster name (I knew a girl called Trisha O'Toole, very nice!)

Plair? Not Irish anyway.

Stone-Crawford-Dowling, English, though the last bit Dowling is norman anglo-Irish.

There you go! :-6
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I'm anglo-Irish. We're Mac's who escaped to Ireland after Culloden. Our name has a slightly unusual spelling due to uneducated ancesters who spelled the name wrong in some official document and it just stayed that way! :wah:

Dad was originally from Galway and now both parents are back there and living in retirement. It always amazes me how many rellies I have and don't know about. Mum will say "Oh John Joe Paddy died today, he was your dad's cousin and related to Mary O'Reilly's cousin Ciarin." Why do I never know these people exist until they die? I think every Irish person must be related to every other Irish person! Top o' the mornin' to ye, cousin Galbally! :wah:
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Thanx, Galbally!
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Rick's last name is McMullen. He said his dad learned that it used to be McMillen...back in the old country. Somehow it got changed here.
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libertine;19544 wrote: Carnahan (Kernohan and other early spellings) and Thompson..from County Antrim...far northern. i hope to travel there one day soon. Maybe trace their path back to Scotland! ;)



my grandmother married a carnahan
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Both parents are from Co. Donegal...dad's from Gweedore and mom is from the Rosses.

Dad's family names are: Mc Fadden, Ferry, Gallagher

Mom's family names are: Ward and O'Donnell
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the highlander;783068 wrote: my grandmother married a carnahan



And his name was...?

"my" Carnahans settled in Allegheny County, PA, for the most part, then journeyed west.
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Dad.....Andrews



Mum.....Brown

Mum in law.....Kennedy

Dad in law.....Nagle

Hubby no 2.....Ross
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libertine;783173 wrote: And his name was...?

"my" Carnahans settled in Allegheny County, PA, for the most part, then journeyed west.



manning carnahan
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We are thinking about visiting Ireland next Aug. 08

All I know is my husbands maternal grandparents were both from County Donegal.

Buchanan & Gillespie - any help would be helpful

Walsh I know is from Southern Ireland, but from what I hear it's a big name in Ireland.
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whoops, got distracted. Fagen is my husbands paternal grandfathers name.
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My mother's maiden name is Flaherty.:)
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My Grandfather was an O"Donnell ,
He had a very thick Irish brogue .
It was sad I never could understand him when he spoke . I was 12 when he passed away .
My dream is to visit Ireland one day .

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