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From: "Jane Lyons" <>
Subject: McLaughlin...........
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 23:05:14 -0000

Interesting comment I read today in a paper written by Tomás Ó Fiach
( a particular name in the paper.......

the name being 'Huston McDonel'

"one wonders if it is an early attempt to anglicise M'laughlin (Maol
Seachlainn), just as the Donegal surname Mac Giolla tSeachlainn has been
anglicised Houston, presumably on the false analogy of 'Teach' = a house!"

Has anyone any comments?


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