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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Ward? Well, straight away, that's a name strongly associated with Irish Pav's. I'll ask around, today. Some names also carry a geographical connotation too

  Funny, the idea that his accent may have tripped people up. I'm out of england and, only last week, I was happily chatting to a couple of local guys. Suddenly, mid flow, I caught them shoot eachother that look which clearly stated: " No. I haven't got a clue what he's on about either! "  ;D
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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Mixbag; Just to let ye know, I didn't come up with any particular leads, today, unfortunately. Ward appears to be a pretty well spread name, here.

But, there ye go. Inconclusive? Maybe so. But, at least no one's peeing on ye parade  :) Ye've got the family rumour. The name fits the bill. It walks like a duck (bill).

Keep digging.

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CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 21:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for checking.
I found his mothers surname was Rooney, 1 step at a time closer

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Rooney is, again a known, Pav surname!

Keep chipping away there, Mixbag. Looking like there could Well be some substance to ye family tales  ;)
GAITES (Alverstoke / Bath Pre 1850)
CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')