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From: "Bonnie Hamilton" <>
Subject: Scottish/Irish traditions and names
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 10:03:09 -0500
I am new to this list, but have thoroughly enjoyed the 'chat' about
A few questions for anyone who may have ideas or suggestions:
Are Scottish and Irish traditions likely to be the same?
Are the Ulster Scots likely to have kept their Scottish traditions,
especially since they are often associated with religion? Did they keep to
themselves, or would they have adopted the 'ways' of the folks around them?
I have one Ulster Scots ancestor, William Howard BURNS, born in Belfast
1766, and other supposedly Scottish families:
REED, SANKEY, ALEXANDER, MORRISON (maybe Scottish or maybe Irish?) Would
these be lowlander Scots rather than highlander? No 'Mc's' anywhere.
Also, my father's grandparents (Chester Burns REED and Annette Tryphene
GOODSON) were called "Danny" and "Bonnie" supposedly Scottish nicknames for
grandfather and grandfather.
Anyone heard of these names used as such?
(I am named for that 'Bonnie')
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Bonnie L Hamilton
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