Re: your original post
Switzer is definitely a Palatine surname. The family goes a long way back, and settled in the Rathkeale area, which includes Adare. Try looking for a book called "Switzers All My Fathers Were". It's on microfilm through the LDS church. The film number is FHL US/CAN Film
973249 Item 2.
This website includes a genealogy: http://www.gladleh.com/gen/mainpage.htm
Other sites include: http://switzergenealogy.com/http://www.switzergenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=I3705...http://www.bytown.net/switzerchristopher.htm
This is a very good book and gives a good background on the Irish Palatines:http://globalgenealogy.com/countries/canada/ontario/general/...
There is also an Irish Palatine group through the Ontario Genealogical Society:http://www.ogs.on.ca/ip-sig/http://www.ogs.on.ca/SIG-IP/HomeSIG-IP.html
Hope this helps.