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Subject: Re: Greetings & Intro: DONSHEA / DUNSHEA
Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 20:42:47 -0400 (EDT)
In a message dated 97-05-01 10:51:43 EDT, you write:
>In an Irish name book, I found DUNSHEA as a variant of DUNSHEATH and
>there was a referral to a book of Scottish names. Checking the Scottish
> name book, I found DONNACHAIDH, DONNACHIE, Donakey, McConkey,
>McConnachaidh, etc., with the reference that the name was changed to
>cloak the identity of those involved in the Trouble of 1745 with Bonnie
>Prince Charlie. So, maybe they were Catholic Highlanders supporting the
>Stuarts? Although, I had never heard that they were Catholic.
Don't know about DUNSHEA, but if it's a variant of the above... their is a
parish called Dunaghy in Co. Antrim... I am looking for a variant spelling
of the same as well... DUNAHEE or DUNAGHY... so far the only thing I can
figure is Cyrus DUNAHEE being born in NY state in 1810... I think in Ulster
Any help given or taken is great!