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Re: Giraghty family in westmeath

Vincent Garty (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2001 12:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Carey,

Edward McLysaght in his book "The Surnames of Ireland", page 119, states that (Mac) GARTY is a variant of GERAGHTY. On further research I have found that GERAGHTY has about 14 variants and GARTY is one of them, mainly found in County Westmeath. As many people could not read nor write in the 1800's in Ireland they probably did not care how their name was spelt and it was left to someone like the local priest to make up the spelling. hence you get naming variants. May be CARTY is another one.

I have records from the RC parish of Tubberclaire for the baptism's of the children(Ann, Edward, Margaret, Patrick and Susan) of Patrick GARTY and Mary BYRNE between 1830 and 1841, so the name GARTY did exist in that parish.

All the best,
Vincent Garty
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
rangerkate5 14 May 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Sneirish98 6 Jun 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Vincent Garty 5 Nov 2001 7:53AM GMT 
goggins1 16 Oct 2001 4:28PM GMT 
rangerkate5 17 Oct 2001 1:49PM GMT 
terri 7 Dec 2003 12:53AM GMT 
John Goggins 9 Dec 2003 3:25PM GMT 
bernierogers 7 Feb 2008 9:32AM GMT 
Carey J 4 Nov 2001 8:53PM GMT 
Vincent Garty 5 Nov 2001 7:40AM GMT 
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