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From: "Sean MacLochlainn" <>
Subject: Re: "SURNAMES" - When did this practice start????
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 02:46:17 -0000
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Sean MacLochlainn wrote:
> ...The first
> Irish surname was O Cleirigh, attested in 976 AD

...I believe this makes it the oldest surname in Europe.

Sean



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