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Offline weed

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Same name
« on: Friday 09 January 09 22:41 GMT (UK) »
While checking up on my Great grandparents George Scott  and Christina McCrae born Laghy Donegal I discovered two of their Siblings with the same name George Born 20-11-1868 in Laghy and a George born  09-01-1880 in Aghadoey Donegal could the first one have died and they named the other after him a bit weird  ::)

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Re: Same name
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 January 09 22:47 GMT (UK) »
It was quite common years ago in Ireland (and other countries) to use the same name for a child where the previous child with the name had died.

P.S. the two Georges are children of George and Christina, not siblings of theirs.
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