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From: "Robert Eakin" <>
Subject: Re: Bell's Book-Cowan and Kerby
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 18:24:15 CST
Linda: Thanks for this... but what would have been a "Eugenian" family? I
am a Kirby descendent. Thanks, Bob
>From: Linda Merle <>
>Subject: Re: Bell's Book-Cowan and Kerby
>Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 13:09:44 -0800
>Kerby! It's in my English surname book (Reany and Wilson):
>Kirkby, Kirkeby, Kirby, Kerbey, Kerby -- Godebold de Kirkebi 1121-48,
>From one of the numerous places named Kirby or Kirkby .
>In O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees he indicates that among the chief families
>of Munster is a Eugenian family O'Kerwick wich was anglicized to
>Berwick and Kirby. In Irish the name was O'Ciarmhhaie .
>Vol II is on non native families. Under the Baldwins of Co Cork he
>indicates that one married a Mary, daughter of Franklin KIRBY of
>Bamborough Grange, Yorkshire England. The LOWTHER family
>married a Kirby too, of unknown origin.
>In Griffiths there are a lot of Kirby's in Cork -- Irish Kirby's I suspect.
>The rest? COULD be English.
>Best of luck,
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