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Offline mrs noah

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surnames
« on: Saturday 25 September 04 22:20 BST (UK) »
Trying to find out where the surnames
Dorain and Delap come from....can anyone help me? :)
On the canals...Turton, Wood, Mann,Cartwright, Neale, Grainger, Littlemore, Taylor. etc
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also researching Birtwisle and Darby.

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Re: surnames
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 October 04 17:46 BST (UK) »
From my trusty "The Surnames of Ireland" by MacLysaght I can tell you the following:

(O) Doran , Dorran, O Deorain.  One of the "Seven Septs (clans/families) of Leix'. and the great brehon family of Leinster.  The earlier form was O Deoradhain, the word denoting exiled person.  See Irish Familes Map Leix and Westmeath.

Delap - See Lappin

(O) Lappin O Lapain  A Donegal sept now mainly found in Tyrone and Armagh.  It is sometimes changed to Delap, which is used as a synonym for the Scottish Dunlop in Counties Derry and Fermanagh.  Delap is also on record in Connemara and Mayo.

Hope this helps
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: surnames
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 November 04 18:23 GMT (UK) »
 Just Thankyou so much for replying. I will read and inwardly digest what you have said and hopefully it might help me in my research
Thanks again

 Mrs Noah
On the canals...Turton, Wood, Mann,Cartwright, Neale, Grainger, Littlemore, Taylor. etc
Black country ancestors.... Beesley, Tranter, Fellows Barker, Perry, Evans, Glover.
also researching Birtwisle and Darby.


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Re: surnames
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 November 04 15:37 GMT (UK) »
To search for the distribution of a surname during the Griffiths VAluation I recommend this site. It also shows alternate spellings

http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/surname/index.cfm

Dorain  is only in Antrim. Delap is more wifely spread.

Kate
Census transcriptions Crown Copyright, www.NationalArchives.gov.uk

Prior,Blyth,Ellis:Halstead, Ramsey Essex
Blyth,Faeres,Smith:Suffolk
Ballard, Driscoll, Costen,Miller:Kent
Driscoll, Ragan: Cork
Miller: Hardwick
Hardy: Burton, Derby, Ruddington

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Re: surnames
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 November 04 20:21 GMT (UK) »
 Thankyou for this information.
I have families in Sunderland with the names Delap and Dorian and didn't know whether they were Irish......
this has helped me enormously
Mrs Noah!
On the canals...Turton, Wood, Mann,Cartwright, Neale, Grainger, Littlemore, Taylor. etc
Black country ancestors.... Beesley, Tranter, Fellows Barker, Perry, Evans, Glover.
also researching Birtwisle and Darby.