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From: "Sharon Kavanagh" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cross Reference
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:40:14 -0800
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These nicknames are interesting to me. Not Irish, I'm unfamiliar w/some of
the nicknames and therefore, they are very helpful to me in thinking outside
of the box.
Sharon



----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathleen M. Klimek" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cross Reference


> My 1st gen. Irish descent, grandfather was called by his middle name his
> entire life. He was christened Daniel Thomas, yet was called "Tom". He did
> not even know that until he went to get medicare or something and they
> couldn't find his records under Thomas. I think that was common to be
> called by a middle name.
>
> Also, I have a relative in my records whose name I know was Catherine, yet
> she is named in several other places as Kittie. And my one relative is
> Bridget and Delia alternately, depending on the source.
>
> K.M.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Nancy Mazzeo Reeb <>
>>Sent: Nov 10, 2006 4:14 PM
>>To:
>>Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Cross Reference
>>
>>I find that some Irish were given two names at birth and often are known
>>by the 2nd given name.
>>
>>Nancy
>>
>>Sharon Coryell wrote:
>>
>>>Sadie was a nickname for Sadie, and not just among the Irish (I have
>>>three of them in various localities). I think it was a fairly common
>>>nickname in the 19th century. Also, alot of Irish used their middle
>>>names, not their first. For example, my Irish ggggrandmother was Mary
>>>Dougherty, but went by her middle name Bridget (took me about three years
>>>to figure that one out), my gggrandmother was Anna Virginia, known as
>>>Jennie. My ggrandmother was Marie Isabelle, known as Isabelle or Izzie.
>>>The same with the males in the family. An uncle was Michael Lawrence,
>>>but everyone called him Larry. Makes tracking them down really
>>>interesting.
>>>
>>> Sharon in CA
>>>
>>> wrote:
>>> Is there a cross reference somewhere for Irish first names? Growing up,
>>> I
>>>could never understand why some people called my grandmother Sarah,
>>>Sadie. I
>>>recently came across a picture of two cousins, except the female was
>>>called
>>>Alice instead of Ann. Now I'm wondering, are Alice/Ann one and the same
>>>or have
>>>I encountered another branch of my family tree.
>>>
>>>Denny
>>>
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