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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Family Surnames

Another post so soon? Yes, I've decided to put my Irish family surnames out here with the locations stateside and in Ireland where I know they lived.

1. Flanagan - Co. Louth, Ireland; Napa, California; Corning, California

2. McLaughlin - Ringowney, Parish of Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, Ireland; Newport, Herkimer County, New York; Austin and Grass Valley, Lander County, Nevada; Napa, California

3. Maxwell - Shancarnan, Parish of Moynalty, Co. Meath, Ireland; Newport, Herkimer County, New York; Austin and Grass Valley, Lander County, Nevada; Napa, California

4. Shaffrey - Dunshaughlin, Parish of Moynalty, Co. Meath, Ireland; Newport, Herkimer County, New York

5. Gartlan - Co. Monaghan, Ireland; Newport, Herkimer County, New York

6. Fox - Co. Monaghan, Ireland; Newport, Herkimer County, New York

7. O'Brien - Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, Ireland; Australia; Napa, California

8. Hickey - Whitegate, Co. Clare, Ireland; New York City (Greenwich Village)

9. Coughlin - Co. Clare, Ireland; New York City, Long Island, and Rye, New York

10. McGuire - Co. Fermanagh; New York City (Brooklyn, Greenwich Village) and Long Island, New York

11. Bellew - Co. Louth, Ireland

12. Kirwan - Co. Louth, Ireland

13. Campbell - Co. Louth, Ireland

14. Maguire - Co. Louth, Ireland

Do you see a pattern of sorts? I'm a little Irish but there are a lot of family names from the same locations or who ended up in the same locations stateside. Yes, they followed each other. The Newport, New York location should bring some questions from people, I hope.

Around the early 1800s, many Irish immigrants came through Canada and ended up in what is known as the "Irish Settlement" in Newport, Herkimer County, New York. It is fascinating and I think that I've only touched on the tip of the iceberg in finding out what life was like in this location. I have a full tree of McLaughlins and Maxwells. My Gartlan's, Fox's, and Shaffrey's fit in there too.

I also have Irish family names of McManus, McGrath and Byrne. I have little to no information about those names.

My other non Irish family surnames are Romaine (pronounced Roman), Vienop, Borchers, Koch, Jackel (pronounced Yackel), and many more German names.

1 comment:

  1. There is now a dedicated page on this blog for the surnames: http://zelsersk.blogspot.com/p/my-surnames.html

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