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Subject: Re: [S-I] Surname Spellingssss in Deeds/Wills by Clerks
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:07:04 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi Dave, I did research for a Melville in the USA. In Limerick the name was Mulvihill. However not all the Mulvihills in Limerick are related either. The ones around the Shannon mouth are not related to his -- up in the hills on the road to Kerry. He's related to the Kerry Mulvihills, who have a 'private marker' -- a rare DNA mutation.

What county were you with these Mulvihills?

BTW, there's a bunch of them in the local cemetery. I never saw them until I began research on this family. Then one day I walked up the hill through the cemetery with my dogs, as I had done innumerable times before -- and there was a huge tombstone that said Mulvihill. All I know of this family is they were from Pittsburgh, well off, and early patrons of the local Catholic church. By early I mean late 1800s/early 1900s....New Kensington is an industrial age invention, home of Alcoa, that didn't exist much earlier.

Linda Merle

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From: "D H" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [S-I] Surname Spellingssss in Deeds/Wills by Clerks

In fact it is a lot of sense as they are differentiating between the two, a statement that they are not related.

In the last area I lived there were loads of Mulvihills, anyone looking at records could presume they would all be related somehow...wrong!

But pronounce one wrong and I was instantly corrected as they each pronounced it differently! So you had Mulvihill pronounced Mul va hill.. Mul vee
hill and Mul vih hill and some felt insulted if their name was mispronounced. Church records don't pronounce spellings...

Send my regards to Samule No Limits!!

On 15/12/2011 17:59, wrote:
> All those folk who say, "We are the Grays with an "a" and not that other
> > crowd who spell their name with an "e"" are talking....well, not as lot of
> > sense. This correctness of spelling is a 20th century confection. My
> > McClementses have no less than 13 different spellings from Lamond to
> > McLummints. You can just hear my great grandfather, when asked what his
> > name was for the census saying, "Samule MuLummints" in his broad Ulster
> > twang.

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