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Title: Conneely col
Post by: Siobhan76 on Sunday 07 May 17 21:24 BST (UK)
Hi there

I am researching the Conneely and O flaherty ancestors of my grandmother.

I have come across the letters / word 'col' following Conneely on the 1901 census.

There does not seem to be any relation to an army colonel , does anybody know what the significance of col could be , if any.

They were from Galway.
Upon moving to the UK , my grandmother used the spelling Connolly.

I would love to know what the col signifies.
Thanks , Siobhan.
Title: Re: Conneely col
Post by: PaulineJ on Sunday 07 May 17 21:35 BST (UK)
I suggest that you provide the census reference, so that it can be considered in context.

Pauline
Title: Re: Conneely col
Post by: avm228 on Sunday 07 May 17 21:45 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat, Siobhan.

Is this the relevant census entry?

www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Inishmore/Inisher/1375813/
Title: Re: Conneely col
Post by: Siobhan76 on Sunday 07 May 17 21:59 BST (UK)
Yes that's the one I found. The eldest son Pat also used col on his dog license . Any ideas ? Thanks
Title: Re: Conneely col
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 07 May 17 22:01 BST (UK)
It's the Irish way to differentiate between different families of the same name in the same townland., You'll often see the same in Griffith's Valuation.

If you look at the listing of people in Inisher townland there's also a Conneely Andy, Conneelly Larry, several Conneely Johns, etc.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Inishmore/Inisher/
Title: Re: Conneely col
Post by: Siobhan76 on Monday 08 May 17 07:02 BST (UK)
Hi thanks so much for your help.  Im sure this could be of great assistance to me as I delve further back.

Thanks to all for speedy responses.