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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Flood
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:47:19 -0600
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When the British outlawed the Irish language and all Irish names were
McTuille, McTully became Flood! Tuile or something close to that is
the Irish word for flood.
The Flood surname is most common in Meath, Cavan and of course Dublin.

That might be a fun conversation and learning experience---on list--
Not, what IS your name, but what WAS your name?!

Anybody interested?


On Jan 15, 2008, at 8:53 AM, Carmen DiGiacomo wrote:

> I have been reading the postings about the name Flood and although
> I don't
> have that name in our family tree I was curious if it is a
> shortened version
> of the name Floody.
> My wife is New England Irish and there were close family friends
> who were
> dyed in the wool Irish with the name of Floody. Unforturnately I
> don't know
> where their Irish roots were. Is there Flood and Floody or perhaps
> are they
> variations of another name?
> Carmen-Pittsburgh
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mickey Derrig" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Colleen Flood
>> I recently did this to get info on my grandfather's divorce.
>> Below is site
>> I used to request search and subsequent info from Circuit Court Cook
>> County:
>> section=RecArchivePage&RecArchivePage=search_request
>> It is pretty expensive: $9.00 per search per year, and then
>> billing per
>> copy and mailing if they find the information. They also appear
>> to have a
>> minimum charge of $15.00 for mailing. I got smart the second time
>> around
>> and combined searches on 3 cases so I only had to pay 1 mailing
>> fee. I've
>> done searches for both divorces and criminal cases. The divorce
>> file I
>> received had the actual transcript of the hearing and gave a lot of
>> information so it was worth the expense.
>> The following link shows the type of information that is available:
>> section=RecArchivePage&RecArchivePage=archive_holdings
>> I narrowed down the years on the criminal cases by doing some
>> research on
>> IRAD for a family member I saw on the census as being a inmate in
>> Pontiac.
>> IRAD was very helpful in providing the prison summary records in
>> order to
>> help determine the sentencing year.
>> Mickey
>> Beth Walsh <> wrote:
>> Colleen,
>> Have you tried obtaining the divorce decree and the supplementary
>> paperwork from the case? I got one from 1878 and it was amazing
>> what all
>> was included. This was quite a few years ago though, so I'm not
>> sure what
>> the procedure would be today. I actually looked thru the giant sized
>> ledgers that were just inside the door in the Circuit Court office
>> to get
>> the case number - but I think there is a totally different
>> procedure now -
>> that was in 1983!
>> Also, do you have your father's birth certificate (if there was one
>> filed)?
>> Beth
>> Colleen Flood wrote:
>> Vivian Flood doesn't ring a bell for me. I'm originally from the
>> south
>> side 31st and Canal When my parents divorced I was 9 years old and my
>> Mother took all six of us kids to live on the North side where I've
>> remained for my 63 years.
>> My Grand Father that I've been trying to look for information on is
>> Thomas Michael Flood
>> Once married to our Grand Mother Della ( Delia) T. Fox she is from
>> Carnmore in Galway Ireland
>> He is also from Ireland but we don't know where.
>> His last known address was 361 W. Superior. That was before they
>> divorced
>> in 1915 His line of work was excavating
>> There is an excavator on North Kedzie with the name of Flood but
>> when I
>> requested any information from him he just said he wasn't related
>> to us.
>> So that's as much as I know after he and my Grand Mother divorced
>> I know
>> he lived in Chicago but I don't know where
>> My Father is Thomas Joseph Flood Birth May 1903 died 1980
>> Colleen
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