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Variant Spellings

Variant Spellings

Posted: 4 Sep 2001 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 May 2011 5:32PM GMT
Surnames: Gannon, Guinane, Guinan, Reitan, Flemming
I have a Guinane family whose name becomes Gannon whenever they come in contact with the British. My line moved to Liverpool so after about 1880 we all became Gannons and carried that name with us to New York. I have all the descendants of my US line but would be interested in exchanging info with anyone with Gannon/Guinane connections to the Ballina & Killlaloe area of the Tipperary / Clare border.

Any US Gannon researchers with Reitan or Flemming connections should contact me also as I have info for you

Re: Variant Spellings

Posted: 13 Apr 2003 4:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 May 2011 4:19PM GMT
Surnames: Gannon, Guinan, Gainen, Gaynor
When my ancester came out to Australia, (he was convicted of stealing in Ireland) the name Guinan became known as Gaynor. So if there is anyone out there who has that name in their family history, let me know, and I will give them my family history.

Re: Variant Spellings

Posted: 8 Feb 2010 10:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 May 2011 4:20PM GMT
Surnames: Guinan, Hough,
I'm descended from Martin Guinan(b ca 1818) and Winifred Hough (b ca 1816), married in 1838 in Ballina, Tipperary. Moved to Corlea Commons, Feakle Parish in Clare before 1848. They had at least seven children: Margaret, Elln, John, Catherine, Martin, Patrick, and Michael, possibly a Mary. Most of the children emigrated from Clare to New York, settling in Gravesend, later Brooklyn, NY, including my ggf John. His son George was my gf, who was born, lived his life and died in Brooklyn in 1967.

Re: Variant Spellings

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 4:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guinane, Gannon. Cooney, Barton, Farrell
Do you have any connection to John and Mary Barton in Brooklyn around 1860s? They would be first cousins to my Guinanes.

My gggf Matthew Guinane (Gannon, b. 1834, Killaloe, co. Clare) and wife Mary Farrell b. 1838. Came over to Brooklyn around 1864 and returned to Co. Monaghan Ireland in 1865 after the birth of their son John Matthew.

Matthew Guinane was the son of Matthew Guinane and Honora Cooney of Killaloe, Co Clare. Honora's sister Winifred married Patrick Barton.

At this link you will find transcriptions of some letters that Matthew1'son and Matthew2's brother wrote home from Australia between 1867 and 1882.

I have no info on Matthew1's siblings but you dates and location are very intriguing!

Re: Variant Spellings

Posted: 16 Apr 2010 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 May 2011 4:23PM GMT
Surnames: Guinan, Haugh,
Our Guinans came from the Ballina and Killalie area of Tipperary/Clare. In 1838, my gggrandparents, Martin Guinan (b. ca 1818) and Winifred Haugh (b. ca 1816), both from the Townland of Scragg, were married in the Catholic church in Ballina. Their first child, Margaret was baptized there. Before 1848 they moved across the river to Clare to Townland of Corlea Commons in Feakle. In 1854 they lived in TL of Muingacarreen-now Flagmount/Killanea. Had at least 7 children: CMargaret, Ellen, John, Katherine, Martin, Patrick, Michael. Most if not all of the children emigrated to NY and settled in Gravesend, Brooklyn. See my earlier post and let me know if this connects. What years do you have your folks in Ballina & Killaloe?
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