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John McDaid (McDevitt)

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Re: John McDaid (McDevitt)

Posted: 5 May 2013 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 May 2013 1:37AM GMT
roughly as follows - the original correct name in gaeilge(irish) is "mac daibheid" which when pronounced sounds in english like "mac devitt". the english invaders decreed that irish should be illegal in ireland so people with the name "mac daibheid" were forced to become "mcdaid" and thereafter transmorged into "mc devitt".

hope this helps.
fergus
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Fraser Brown 5 Feb 2004 2:53PM GMT 
fergusdunleav... 5 May 2013 6:32PM GMT 
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