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Subject: [Scotch-Irish] FWD: SAMYN
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 16:25:17 -0700
Hi folks, Carlos is in the process of subscribing. He asked:
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From: "Samyn" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:10:44 -0000
Lei una email que le envia , en el figura en una parte el apellido "samyn", me podrian indicar su significado.
Puedo leer ingles. gracias.
Carlos E. Samyn
I believe that he is asking if SAMYN is a surname that we have
heard of. I hadn't, but in MacLysaght "The Surnames of Ireland"
SALMON, SAMMON - A surname from Connacht. Salmon is an anglicization
of O Bradain. In Donegal it can be found as BRADDEN, as well as in
Leitrim. The English name FISHER is also used. The form of
SAMMON (the L is very hard to hear in English in this word) is
found in County Clare.
Though, Carlos, the book also says SALMON is an English surname.
In Ireland you find SALMONs of English extraction in County Leix
and north Kilkenny, where it was established in the 16th century.
I am sure that you can find it spelled phonetically as SAMMON
So the name is either English or Irish. From Ireland or from England.
Hope Carlos can find someone to translate this for him!