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Rohan Ballinahown, County Westmeath

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Rohan Ballinahown, County Westmeath

William Francis Patrick Rohan (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jun 2001 8:45AM GMT
Edited: 15 Sep 2005 5:52PM GMT
Surnames: Rohan
My father, John Joseph Rohan was born here in Brooklyn, New York, as I was also. My father's father Francis E. Rohan came to the United States from Ireland in 1905.
I have been able to trace my Grandfather's roots successfully back to Ballinahown, County Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland. I have looked at the church records
there and have found out that my great-grandfather was John Rohan and his father was Larry Rohan, all from the same town. I have gone there and met all the Rohans
still living there today. My wife and I renewed our 25 wedding vows there in the summer of 2000 and I have been accepted by the Irish Consulate (all documents check out)
to register my foriegn birth. In August, 2001, I will recieve an Irish passport. There are alot of Rohans still living there today, Denis Rohan, Mike Rohan, Margarita
Rohan and old man Johnny Rohan, who still rides his bike down to the pub to play cards every Thursday night. I am going to find out just how far back in time those church records go. E-mail me if you like. The name Rohan only goes back in Irish
history to the 1600s. We were French Huguenots before that who left France when Cardinal Richelieu, during the reign of King Louis XII, decided to supress Protestant political priviliges around 1621.
Huguenots were followers of John Calvin and the term, Huguenots is derived from a German word meaning "sworn companions". De Rohans are descendents of the ancient sovereign rulers
later the Dukes of Brittany, founded by Conan, who ruled in the year 384.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
William Francis Patrick Rohan 1 Jun 2001 2:45PM GMT 
Norma Maus 22 Dec 2001 2:53PM GMT 
William Rohan 25 Dec 2001 1:34AM GMT 
Peter Leroy 3 Jan 2002 9:16PM GMT 
thomas wolfgang rohan 3 Apr 2002 2:18PM GMT 
shannonhauck 23 Jul 2002 10:56PM GMT 
Eileen DeNicola 23 Apr 2002 4:18PM GMT 
michellehargr... 6 Jul 2002 9:27PM GMT 
paulrohanx 27 Dec 2003 8:38PM GMT 
Prue Greene 11 May 2007 8:33AM GMT 
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