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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciao, Bella! View Post
    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!
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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!

    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!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by libertine View Post
    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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    Re: Irish Family Names Research

    Quote Originally Posted by the highlander View Post
    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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    Re: Irish Family Names Research

    Dad.....Andrews


    Mum.....Brown

    Mum in law.....Kennedy

    Dad in law.....Nagle

    Hubby no 2.....Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertine View Post
    And his name was...?
    "my" Carnahans settled in Allegheny County, PA, for the most part, then journeyed west.
    manning carnahan

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    Re: Irish Family Names Research

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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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