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View Diary: Who Am I?: Not So Irish After All (A Big Genealogy Surprise, Part 2) (180 comments)

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  •  Yes, I've been trying to track that down (0+ / 0-)

    Some English-sounding names in the bunch that came from Ireland. All Catholics by the time they got here, but who knows? They may have converted from Protestantism at some point, or may have changed a more Irish name.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 08:05:37 AM PST

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    •  Yes - the intermarriage was recent (1+ / 0-)
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      enough in our family for my father to have known the immediate descendants of the intermarried couple and to have been told about the conversion to Catholicism, the eventual marriage, and the difficulties of being an intermarried couple in Ireland. Amazing to think that these rigid lines of division are not that far back in our blood lines. And if you go way back much further in time, there was a lot of trafficking back and forth between France and Spain and a mixed heritage way back in the family tree. Think of Spanish-sounding names like "Costello" that are actually Irish.

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