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Offline Lady Macbeth

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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 27 May 04 09:17 BST (UK) »
Sorry to add to the confusion, but I think it could also possiblly be McGannon as I don't think it's a w if you look at the w in widower the lines are pointed there rather than rounded.

If it is Irish, try this site for variants.  This page gives McGannon
http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/surname/index.cfm?fuseaction=Go.&UserID=
And this is the page for McGauran variants
http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/surname/index.cfm?fuseaction=Go.&UserID=

There are McGannon variants on the LDS site for England from Cumberland, if that is any help.
Good luck and I hope this hasn't confused things further.
Lesley
Gegan, Geoghegan, Gagan, or any variation whatsoever in Ireland (particularly Co Offaly/Kings Co) and Scotland;
Symons and Symon in Angus, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire, Scotland;
McKenna in Ireland and Scotland;
Wilkie in Kincardine and Angus, Scotland

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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 02 June 04 07:50 BST (UK) »
Can I also chip in?
I started Calligraphy last year, and this is a form of Copperplate, did you think of asking a Calligrapher? to me it looks like Mc? S because of the way the letter is formed, then a - definitely not an o, not round enough, then i, then n. Observation purely from style of writing and the way the characters are formed - but I'm not an expert! a Calligrapher would be able to give you the information.
It's half term at the moment but I will print it off and take to class next week - may be able to give further info. Pauline
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Re:Need help with a Surname
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 02 June 04 18:46 BST (UK) »
Yes, a calligrapher sounds like a very sensible option you may wish to follow up.
However, I donnot agree with you, 'newbie', in regards to the 's'. I posess my GG grandparent's marriage certificate (Thomas Hopkins m. Rebecca Hart), where a whitness, one Grace Matthews (Rebecca's married sister) signs her first name using a character more-or-less the same as the one, the 'G' under speculation.

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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