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Pam Packer Duignan (View posts)
Posted: 25 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DUIGNAN, PROUDFOOT
Looking for any family of Luke Duignan or Ellen Proudfoot. Came to the US around 1920 from Dublin or the Dublin area. Little is known about the family and am interested in any information I can find. Luke had many brothers and sisters who stayed in Ireland. Thank you. Pam

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Sue Moreland (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duignan
Hi Pam, my name is Sue Moreland. My maiden name is Dagnan.
I don't know of Luke Duignan or Ellen Proudfoot, but I would
like to. Luke may be kin to my gggrandfather. He was from
Roscommon. His mother was Juda Donohue Duignan. Is Ellen
Lukes wife? I love her surname. I have some Cherokee blood
myself and I like to read about other people with different
backgrounds. Good Luck.
Sue Moreland
suemoreland@yahoo.com

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Danielle Duignan (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jun 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DUIGNAN
My name is Danielle Duignan. my fathers surname is Duignan. he was born in Dublin but i would like to find out more about my family's background. My grandfather was Frank Duignan who was a journalist prominent in Dublin and throughout ireland who also wrote a book in Irish which is now used in colleges and schools to teach Gaelic (the name translated into englis is 'The God that laughed'. My father's first cousin, Michael Duignan played championship hurling up until recently for Offaly and my father's uncle, Sean Duignan is a news reporter in Ireland. i would like to find out some more info. if u r looking 4 some, good luck!!! Dani xxx

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John Duignan (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jun 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duignan
My name is John Duignan. My father was born in Dublin In the Cabra area on July 3, 1899. His name was Luke Duignan and he came to America in 1922. My grandparents names were Luke Duignan and Ellen Allen. I am just beginning to search for my roots and I am having trouble with the spelling of my grandfather's name. I located my father's birth certificate and his name was "Dignan." On the ship manifest my father is carried as "Duignam". You can probably imagine how this slows down my search. I am going to try to determine the correct spelling from the Irish census of 1901 and 1911. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am also interested in how you pronounce Duignan. Do you pronounce it "DEG-NAN" or "DOO-IG-NAN".

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Posted: 19 Sep 2005 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Nov 2006 2:53PM GMT
Surnames: Proudfoot
I am searching for a family of Proudfoots from Dublin Ireland.
Believe to have lived in Benbart St and Smithfield Terrace around 1911. Fathers name : John Proudfoot. Children being John and Elizabeth Proudfoot.
Can you help?

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Richard (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2005 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi there.

My name is Richard and I live in the area of Cabra in Dublin , Ireland.
The area is split into two areas Cabra East and Cabra West. The names “Duignam” and “Duignan” would be pronounced Dig-nam and Dig- nan the “U” is silent. Its not a very common name and I only know of one family in the Cabra area with this name. If its of interest to you I can confirm the details and let you know. As your posting is 2001 and its now 2005 I shall wait for a reply from you first.

Best regards

Richard

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John Duignan (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jan 2006 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Richard for your interest. I will be traveling to Dublin sometime this spring and I would appreciate any information you could provide on the name Duignan or Duignam. I don't know what area of Cabra my father lived in. I only know that he lived there when he was born in 1899 and when he traveled to the USA in the 1920s. His name was Luke.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2009 11:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello John,

My father's mother was called Elizabeth Duignam and she had a brother called Luke plus other siblings. Luke was born Dublin around 1900 and lived in the Cabra area. My father thinks he did go to the USA.

If you are interested please reply and I shall give you some more information.

Eileen

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Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello John,

I replied to one of your later posts as a query, but have just read your original post. It would appear from your information that your father Luke was my grandmother, Elizabeth's brother, that is my dad's uncle. So we do seem to have the same great grandmother and grandfather!

Please feel free to contact me for some more family information.

Regards, Eileen

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Posted: 22 Jun 2013 11:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duignan
Hi Dani,

I have just come across your post below from 2001. I know that this is now twelve years later, but hopefully you'll receive my message!!

My grandmother's maiden name was Josephine Duignan and her line of Duignans traced back to County Offaly. Her grandfather, Peter Joseph Duignan, was there in 1859. His father was a farmer called Michael Duignan and his mother was Mary Kilmurray. Peter had a brother called James (married to Esther Connor) and I believe that there may have been two other brothers: Francis and John. Peter and his brothers all married and had families in Dublin, and each of them worked as a brass finisher.

I noticed that you mention in your post that you are related to Seán Duignan. My grandmother always said that she believed that we were distantly related to Seán Duignan - indeed, there is a slight resemblance between him and some members of my grandmother's family.

I am wondering if you have made any progress in your research, and if you think that there may be any connection with my family?

Many thanks,

Mark O'Keeffe
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