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From: "Alan O'Neill" <>
Subject: Re: "SURNAMES" - When did this practice start????
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 08:30:37 -0500
References: <> <b46cl1$65d$> <pC%9a.85792$> <b4afcq$2sq$>

I ask because Domhnall Ardmacha Ua Niall, 173rd King of Ireland (956 - 980
AD) and first to be titled Ard Ri nEirann is recorded as the first Irishman
to use the prefix "Ua" ("O") as part of a surname.

You will note the period of his reign begins 20 years earlier than your

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