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Re: Regarding spelling of Taaffe's of Ireland
Posted by: Patricia Erickson (ID *****4737) Date: March 03, 2011 at 18:24:59
In Reply to: Re: Regarding spelling of Taaffe's of Ireland by Sharon McAllister of 172

My gg aunt (my gg gf's sister) Bridget Martin married Thomas Taaffe. Their daughter Ann emigrated to the US from Galway abt 1863 to NJ, where she married Thomas Folan. On their wedding license, their names are mispelled. I am assuming because either they could not spell or they spoke Gaelic and had thick brogues. Anyway on the certificate it's spelled Teft, so I'm assuming that instead of Taaffe with a long A, it was with a soft e sound.

Patty


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