Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Sun Mar 5 16:11:58 PST 2006
I know that Irish feminine have to have "inghean" to denote "daughter of'
within the name, but while helping a client do some research on Irish names,
I came across a reference in The rRed Book of Ormond: Name Patterns located
that would indicate that there were at least two instances of women who had
an English or Irish given name and used the patronym of "O" or "Mc".
Admittedly one of the names listed was a bit more complex in that after the
given name it also used the word "vidua" meaning widow.
Should this just be considered an anomaly?
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