Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1997-06 > 0867685251
From: "Chharmon" <>
Subject: Re: Questions from Americans
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 09:40:51 -0600
I agree. Now answer this one. What if your ancestor probably came from
Antrium, Ireland appears in Cecil Co., MD in 1738 and his name is Andrew
Barry his wife is Catherine Moore (Her brother is the one definately from
Northern Ireland.) Are they Ulster Scots from Scotland or Irish that
somehow got mixed up with the Northern Irish and came to America with the
Irish or Scotch Irish. All the books say Barry\Berry is from Southern
Ireland being most prelevant in County Cork.
Thank you for your help with this.
> From: Michael Cassidy <>
> Subject: Re: Questions from Americans
> Date: Sunday, June 29, 1997 9:08 AM
> I agreed with your answers except this one:
> >> How do I tell if I am Scotch-Irish or Irish?---Well, if you're an
> >>or a McGuillicuddy, you're Irish. If you're a MacDonald or a Stewart
> >>from Ireland, you're Scots-Irish.
> My understanding was that Mac Mc and Ma (as in Magee) are not an good
> indication of Scots as oppose to Irish descent or the opposite; but more
> the preferred sorthand of whoever codifed the spelling of the family
> for most families some government or religious official. "O" as far as I
> know is pretty must a an Irish usuage; I'm not sure why it was not used
> the Scots since Scottish and Irish are so very closely tied.
> Cassidy, McAree, McGee, Patterson/Pattison, Abbott, O'Brien
> O'Rourk, Dempsey, Byrnes, Cox
|Re: Questions from Americans by "Chharmon" <>|