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Offline Forthefamily

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Irish Traveller Surnames
« on: Friday 07 December 12 19:32 GMT (UK) »
I'm presently looking into two surnames...Jennett and Kean and variations of this name. I wondered if anyone knew if they were Traveller surnames.

Also the surnames Dooley or Dowland.

Thanks

mab


Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan, Foffenagh and area...mainly Doherty, Bradley, Grant and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee
Somewhere in Donegal :)...McBrides

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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 December 12 16:19 GMT (UK) »

Hi mab,

Dooley and Dowland are Traveller surnames.

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Celtic_Traveller
Bramwell -  Derbyshire and Bolton
Pottinger -  Gloucestershire, Berkshire
James- Gloucestershire
Rawley, Wheeler - Middlesex
Nicholls, Nichols -  Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire
Lee, Porter - Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire
Bowers, Coxall, Coe, Dawkins, Hawkins, Horspoole, Rule - Cambridgeshire
Stoughton - Bedfordshire
Stewart - Stirlingshire,  Glasgow and Edingburgh
Tulloch - Orkney Islands
Liddell - Stirlingshire, Lanarkshire
Tulloch, Wilson, Stevenson, Baxter, Muir, Boag - Scotland


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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 December 12 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Nettie :)

I've been googling but so far not a thing...I'll take a look at that website.

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan, Foffenagh and area...mainly Doherty, Bradley, Grant and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee
Somewhere in Donegal :)...McBrides

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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 December 12 18:57 GMT (UK) »
hi.
Dooley 1891-present (Sussex/Ireland) "Gypsies passing through"
there is a ref; Dowland 1618 on the Oxford Message Board (not sure if it is for this site)
if it is any help.
ESSEX, KENT, LONDON, SUFFOLK, SUSSEX.
Bachelor, Baker, Beeny, Boswell, Brazil, Burgess, Carter, Clements, Cooper, Cornelius, Collins, Day, Dobson, Eastwood, Ellis, Farr, Fairbeard, Harris, Holland/s, Jenkins, Jones, Kennett, K/nave/s, Lyon, Lee, Penfold, Ransley, Robert/s, Reeve/s, Smith, Stone, Thompsett, Tomsit, Wood/s.

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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 December 12 19:04 GMT (UK) »
Thank you I'll take a look :)

mab
Census information is Crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Inishowen: Meenamullaghan, Foffenagh and area...mainly Doherty, Bradley, Grant and Lynch.
Kilmacrenan: Gortnacorrib....Bonner
Letterkenny: Bonner
Conwal: Kirkstown.....Toner
Derry City: Bonner, McGowan, McGilloway, McElwee
Somewhere in Donegal :)...McBrides

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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 January 13 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Downey and Dooley are traveller surnames, I was wondering if Mckevitt was an irish traveller name if anyone knew?

See also McKevitt post:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,631099.msg4789392.html#msg4789392