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From: Joseph Fowler< >
Subject: Re: Name Origin - Love [Luff]
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 19:37:50 -0500
Lou,Mac Lysaght's The Surnames of Ireland has an interesting
comment.LOVE is an English name coming to Ireland in the 17 th.century.
A modern attempt to translate it into Irish Gaelic results in MAC
IONMHAIN. LOVE is a numerous name in Co.Derry.The Irish Gaelic MAC
GRAITH is said to have been sometimes so anglicized in Ulster.MAC GRATH
being pronounced MAC GRAW in parts of that province. "GRADH" is Irish
for love. So much for Mac Lysaght. You ought to love that! Could'nt
resist.Please don't ask me what it means.I'm not sure either. Think
it means that it isn't originally Irish ,but attempts have been made to
make it so. Take care,Joe in Coastal Carolina USA PS However I am
sure that LOVE makes the world go round!