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From: Allene Goforth <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] New M222 Philogenetic Tree
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:54:02 -0700
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I'm not sure which legend you refer to here, but there's one that was
associated with the five M222 MacAdam lines in the tree (the ones I've
been researching). That legend was about Eamann/Edmund O'Brien, a
gallowglass in the Battle of Bloody Bay. In my lines, Edmund and Adam
have been interchangeable when translating from Gaelic into English. I
have no idea of the truth of that legend.
There are eight MacAdam individuals matching all five MacAdam lines at
either 12/12 or 11/12 level (off the top of my head). Most of them are
Americans, I suspect, because of the "s" added to McAdam. Someone
(Gilbert?) from the Lowland line emigrated to America a long time ago,
so I suspect these matches come from him, but I haven't had any time to
do much research on them.
On 4/11/2011 2:07 PM, Bernard Morgan wrote:
>> Just a note of caution. MacAdam might, may, possibly, maybe, come directly from
>> Mac Ádhaimh / 'Son of Adam', rather than from Mac Adomnáin. If you spell it
>> without the aspiration / lenition marks (h in modern Irish and the dot over the
>> consonant up til 50 years ago, it is indeed the Mac Adaim spelling you cited.
>> Mac Ádhaimh is also the origin of the anglicized surname M(a)cGaw.
> That would be the root of McAdam if the story of Adam Mac Geargair was true. Though as usual nothing is clear, the Greirson turn out not to be related to the Mac Geargair of Siol Alpine as the legend describes. Though I now see at the MacAdam project a possible M222 from Waterhead which may be the one East Ayrshire and another who isn't M222+.
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