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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

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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 May 14 23:06 BST (UK) »
I looked up an Irish ancestor and I saw one of my families surnames "Kelley" on that familytreedna.com website, it says  "Gypsies passing through" next to the name. What does that mean?

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Re: Irish Traveller Surnames
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 May 14 07:16 BST (UK) »
Hi,
It is a Reference to one instance where say in a church record there is a birth marriage or death recorded as a gypsy who is not local to a parish, some times you may  find it recorded as a traveller and this you find sometimes recorded for a person who has died say in a hedge who is not of the parish and who's name is not known.
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 #8 on: Saturday 17 May 14 14:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info. that makes sense! So, if I understand it right, "gypsies passing through" meant just that....gypsies were passing through the area and someone with the last name of Kelley, not a local, had a recorded birth, death, or marriage and was documented as a traveller.  So Does anyone know IF Kelley is a known Irish Traveller surname? Not a lot was known about this side of my family, I have been in contact with some of my older relatives to see what they know but no one knows too much :/ Its very intriguing!