Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 2000-03 > 0954483428
From: Linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: SURNAME CAGE
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 22:17:08 -0800
At 07:54 PM 3/30/2000 -0800, The Jansen Family wrote:
>Could McCage be a misspelling of McCabe?
Gee, it could be . Trying to determine a surname's origin, especially
in Ireland, which like the New World, has constantly received immigration
for hundreds of years, is very difficult. A single surname can have and
often does have multiple origins. So which one is yours? Until you
trace it back to a specific locale and find that tradition has preserved
when that name came into the community, you don't know.
Genealogy however should be scientific -- well -- that is unless you
don't mind it if your descendents debunk all the work you did! You
proceed from the known to the unknown and gather proofs.
Could be worse! One lady here is looking for Karug -- family claims the
grandmother was born in Scotland! Best guess is it is Craig.
Nothing wrong with being descended from a wealthy English merchant!
You got a chance of finding some information on him at least.