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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #18 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:46 GMT (UK) »
I have a family who changed their name to that of the maternal grandmother. I later discovered that it was a condition in her will - she'd been the last one of that name and wanted it to be carried on.
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #19 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Romilly that's one of lines I am thinking but havent found anything yet! I did think of the spelling / broad Irish accent too but Lehane / Leighan / Lehan to me anyway sounds nothing like Levison 

My Step Father who started this off  ::) was a Flannery so I've been made aware of the name
  Ó Flannabhra which I might find as I move back!

Groom - I would love that to be the case  ;D - but the money didn't find it's way down this line  ;)
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #20 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:00 GMT (UK) »
I hope you*re keeping good records, jinks :)

Remember Michael Levison and Catherine Cannon
1861 2765/3/4

Michael Lehan (transcribed as Lekan but reads Lehan) is living with his Cannon in-laws.
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #21 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:01 GMT (UK) »
 

Varieties and synonymes of surnames and Christian names in Ireland : for the guidance of registration officers and the public in searching the indexes of births, deaths, and marriages

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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #22 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:10 GMT (UK) »
I hope you*re keeping good records, jinks :)

Remember Michael Levison and Catherine Cannon
1861 2765/3/4

Michael Lehan (transcribed as Lehan but reads Lehan) is living with his Cannon in-laws.

I have removed from the 'Lehane's' Michael Levison born Ireland now has is very own Profile  ;D working on the rest might need a strong coffee first!
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #23 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Now Heywood that is decidedly odd and I wonder why  Catherine was still Cannon! Was he originally married to another Sister! oh dear, I'm digging
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #24 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:39 GMT (UK) »
The census shows Catherine is married but she has been dittoed as she is a daughter. Michael is shown as son in law.
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #25 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:51 GMT (UK) »
1851 2197/287/53

Transcription below but the name has Leigh then a squiggle - ends in ‘n’.
Michael Leighow 17yrs
Peter  Leighow 15 yrs
Lodging with a Doran family in Ormskirk

Marriage 1860
Catherine Cannon and Michael Lean
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #26 on: Friday 08 March 19 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Cheers Heywood already found it and the marriage  ;D
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