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Offline Jim

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Need help with a Surname
« on: Friday 21 May 04 13:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Folks,
I eventually find my ggg grandmothers maiden name and I am not sure what it is, looks like Mc Samon or McGamon, any suggestions?
A copy of the full cert (250kb) is here
http://jimpatterson.co.uk/margaretpatterson.jpg

Thanks
Jim

The name is probably Irish
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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 May 04 13:59 BST (UK) »
Well, I think it's a McG, comparing it to the witness' name which I think is
Gillmour.
The next letter doesn't appear to be anything but an 'a'.
The one after looks to be in the same form as the 'm' in William.
Last two look to match the 'on' in Patterson.

Conclusion: McGamon.

Pauline
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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 May 04 16:03 BST (UK) »
Is it Mcgowan?

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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 May 04 16:39 BST (UK) »
Hi

To my poor ageing eyes, it looks like

McGawon or McGamon

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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 May 04 16:41 BST (UK) »
I agree, but it'd most likely be McGowan.
HILL/BURKE/BELCHER/BIGNELL/COX/BLAKE/YELDHAM in London
HOPKINS/HART/MATTHEWS/MUNSON in Devon
FEREDAY in Staffordshire
MUSCUTT/ELSBY/BRIDGENS/BURKE/BELL/ADAMS/RAINBOW in Stoke-on-Trent
BURKE/O’CALLAGHAN/CONNOLLY/FITZPATRICK in Ireland
HOPKINS/DOWDING/TROWBRIDGE in Shaftesbury
YELDHAM/RAVEN/MUNSON/BIGNELL in Essex
BLAKE/CHANDLER in Suffolk

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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 May 04 20:02 BST (UK) »
The w or m debate is tough - as a name McGowan seems most likely.  But look at the m in Cumberland it looks very similar but the w in twenty is close!  Hmmm... ???
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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 May 04 13:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the help everyone  :)

This might be stretching things a bit but I have just found
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AGNES MC GOWAN     
     Female           
   Christening:     
10 JUN 1798      James Street-Scotch Presbyterian, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England      
Parents:
     Father:     GEORGE MC GOWAN
     Mother:     AGNES
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Could Rodger McGawon be George McGowan ?
They sound very similar

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Jim
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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 27 May 04 06:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Jim,

You can class me as the odd one out.
I think it's McGAURAN.

Cheers
Geoff
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Martock,Pilton,Doulting & Frome:MASTERS,
Pilton: PORCH,BOULTON,  Frome; HACKETT,
Combe Hay, HINTON,WEEKS,
Perthshire: CRICHTON,TAYLOR,MOON,IRONS,KIDD
Durham: FENWICK,PUNSHON,EDDY,{HENRY aka LAVERICK}
NBL: BUCHANAN, HODGSON, HALL
LIN: MASKEY,BIRD,FISHER,HARLEY,
CAM: CROSS,FOREMAN,FREEMAN,ONG,
FEAST,MOXON
GLS; HILL,COX,NEWELL
Sussex: CHAPMAN,NEVE,DOWNER
Surrey: NEWELL,WEBB,
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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 27 May 04 07:47 BST (UK) »
I'd agree with Geoff.

The name is McGauran (although the registrar appears to have entered it as McGauron!)

Try a 'Search for Ancestors' on:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

...just type in the Surname 'McGauran'.

There are no Rodger's or Margaret's, but you may find other forenames you recognise.

There are about 38 people listed in the British Isles IGI. The majority of them originated in Ireland.

Hope that helps.
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