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From: "Is Mise Gan Ainm" <>
Subject: Re: Surname: Fallon
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 20:04:45 GMT
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"Mary" <> wrote in message
> My great great grandmother's maiden name was Fallon and I
am told that her parents were from Ireland. Does anyone know
if this is a correct spelling or an Americanization of an
Irish name? If it is an Americanization could anyone tell
me what the original spelling of the name could be?

[O] Fallon is an Anglicisation of the name Fallamhain.
The main sept is of the Ui Maine, near Athlone. The form
Falloon is peculiar to the Cos. Armagh and Down [Edward
MacLysaght "The Surnames of Ireland"]

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