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From: Marge Vallazza <>
Subject: Re: McTear
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 07:16:46 -0600
Have any of you heard of the British actress, Janet McTear? She's brilliant
and versatile. Furthermore, she's an example of a person in the public eye
who has an unusual surname that might give you general and sometimes
specific information on a family name. The thing we must be cautious about
is that the celebrity's name be his/her true name or belong to his/her
family at least. For example, Susan Hayward's real name was Edythe
Marron...lots of Hayward folk would have dashed out to find their family
connection to her. On the other hand, unless one reads biographies, who
would have known that Margarita Cansino was Rita Hayworth and that Haworth
(correct spelling) was her mother's maiden name--Haworth is also that
village in England where the Bronte sisters lived and Rita's mother's
ancestors probably came from there. Jimmy Durante was another. I once
answered a post on a bulletin board from someone surnamed Durante who
thought Jimmy was a cousin to her grandfather or something like that. I
suggested she go read a bio or two on Jimmy Durante because chances are
there would be some information on Jimmy's family origins. Never heard from
her at all whether it helped her out or not. Anyway, it's worth a try. All
the best, Marge:)
At 07:53 PM 3/10/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi, nothing on your spelling. But did see a Mac Tiernan from Co.
>>From Noble Chieftan family. Rulers of small territories with a limited
>number of subject people.
>Descends from Muiredoch also known as Colla da Crioch. Grandson of King
>Carbre and great grandson of the noted King Cormac Mac Art
>(I don't write this, just copy it down! ha ha)
>On Tue, 10 Mar 1998 22:05:26 -0000 "pennie.woodhead"
>>Nice offer thanks.
>>Love to know from whence comes McTear (am told might be Ulster)
>>Also is Tibby an Irish name.
>>Thanks so much
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