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From: "Sean MacLochlainn" <>
Subject: Re: "SURNAMES" - When did this practice start????
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 19:14:33 -0000
References: <20030305190441.09304.00000035@mb-mj.aol.com> <b46cl1$65d$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk> <pC%9a.85792$L47.12980333@read2.cgocable.net> <b4afcq$2sq$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk> <7emaa.86109$L47.13132642@read2.cgocable.net> <b4d00h$9fc$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk>


Sean MacLochlainn wrote:
> The Domhnall you speak of in the period 956-980 AD was a grandson of
> Niall glundubh according to the genealogies (eg: Laud 610, Rawlinson
> B502) so because he *is * the grandson of someone called Niall, ua
> Niall in this case is a patronymic rather than a surname. To find the
> first Ua Niall you have to look at....

Correction, DOMHNALL'S sons.

I hope Edith is happy now.

Sean



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