Author Topic: Irish traveller surnames  (Read 88951 times)

Offline N J Walsh

  • RootsChat Pioneer
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #63 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 01:50 BST (UK) »
Yes, several Walsh (sometimes listed Welsh or Welch). My own were travelling musicians, tinsmiths and sweeps from the north of Ireland.

Offline m365

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 3
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #64 on: Saturday 02 January 21 23:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Thank you for the reply very interesting so quite a lot of Tinkers must have lived in one place. The date I have for the marriage is 1868  showing him as father of groom  he is not on the census returns for 1901/11. His son Martin Purcell is the one who’s marriage I have but he came to England with his wife Mary and one daughter Annie the rest of his children including his son James (my gt grandfather) were born in England. All had labouring jobs except one who was a cobbler.
Thank for your interest

Have you got a name for michael's wife?

Offline m365

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 3
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #65 on: Saturday 02 January 21 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried the 1901 or 1911 census as Ward is a common Traveller surname around galway and the west of Ireland.


Offline carolynb

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #66 on: Monday 04 January 21 23:13 GMT (UK) »
Re Michael Purcell
I have not got a name for his wife the only other family member I have is his son Martin I do have an address of Windmill Lane New Ross Co Wexford . This is from griffiths valuation which I think was 1854 but I may be wrong with the date .Carolyn
Hill,Griffiths,Davison,Hewitt,Foulkes, Flintshire
Hill, Assal,Thomas Cheshire/Flintshire
Brennan Queens county (Laois)
Hynnes Galway
Flood  Wicklow/Lancashire     Geogehan/Gahan Wicklow to Lancashire
Currie Monaghan/Scotland
Behan Kings and Kildare
Purcell Wexford
Hunt Wexford
Hoey Louth
Kean Ireland
Flannagan Kings County Offley
Leather Lancashire
Woodward Lancashire
Thomas Lancashire
Garnett lancashire
Haselden Lancashire
Singleton Lancashire