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To submit entries go to Page last updated Wednesday, 5 January 2011 Welcome to the County Galway Surname List. These Surnames are currently being researched in the Galway area on the West Coast of the Republic of Ireland. These surnames are listed with their researchers' e-mail or postal addresses to assist in making connections with researchers with similar interests. Select a letter below to go directly to entries starting with that letter. Remember with most browsers you can search using Edit and Find. To send e-mail to the submitter, select the given e-mail address. Where no e-mail address is given please write to the postal address.


ABBERTON - (Bridget ABBERTON born c.1845 Woodford, County Galway. Came to Australia 1860 (15yrs old). Father: Michael ABBERTON, Mother Mary SHIEL. Had a brother Francis in Australia. Bridget married George DAVIS 1864 at Maitland NSW. These are my Gr,Gr, Grandparents), Carol Newman, [email protected], 11 Ronald St, Tenambit NSW 2323, Australia. ABBERTON - (Thomas ABBERTON born 1830 Ballynakill/Ballinakill Co. Galway. Parents: Thomas and Bridget ABBERTON (nee CHAFFEE/CHAFFEY) Born about 1810. Seeking contact with Irish relations living now who can help with details for research.), Pam and Roger Harris, [email protected] ABBERTON/ABERTON - A mailing list run by researchers dedicated to tracing the history of the ABBERTON clan around the world. Subscribe by sending an email to [email protected] with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body. We look forward the hearing from you. For questions, contact the list administrator at [email protected] ABBERTON/ABERTON, Ballinakill, Woodford, Co. Galway, 1780-1860 in IRL, later in IRL, UK, Australia & USA, (Thomas ABERTON born 1829-1834 to Thomas ABERTON (b. abt 1795) & Bridget CHAFFEE (b. 1799). Thomas Jr later migrates to New South Wales and marries Mary Ann TORPY/TORPEY (b. 1834 in Ballinakill, Galway) in Goulburn, NSW in 1854.), Matt Lohmeyer, [email protected] [This e-mail address is out of date ­ please advise updated details]

ABERTON - (Mary ABERTON born about 1830 to James ABERTON and Bridget STEWART in Ballinasloe,later migrated to Australia.where she married George WILSON.), Kenneth Clark, [email protected] ABINGTON - (Thomas ABINGTON born: 12-25-1801 in county Galway. Thomas ABINGTON was my maternal great great great grandfather. He was born on Christmas Day 1801. He married Charlotte WELSH and immigrated to Desoto Parish Louisiana USA sometimes before 1834.), Whitney Southerland, [email protected], 1009 Christy St. Bossier City, Louisiana USA ABRAHAM, Cloonfad and Quinultagh, Howard Patrick Habron, [email protected] ACRES - (I am doing research on Thomas ACRES, my GGG Grandfather. I was told he was born in Galway County in Ireland. He joined the British Army as a young soldier and served in Spain in the Peninsular Campaign against Napoleon. He married Maria Antonia CAJA in Cartagena, Spain in 1814, the eve before his regiment was to go to Gibraltar, Spain. Maria and Thomas moved to Gibraltar and had 8 children. 1. Richard 2. Peter 3. Catherine 4. Mary 5. Stephen 6. Elizabeth 7. George, and 8. William. I am trying to find out the date of his birth and parents and so far have been unsuccessful.), [email protected], 6131 Westover, Houston, Texas 77033. ACTON - (Helen ACTON & Patrick KERRIGAN, Galway, daughter Mary born abt 1840 migrated to Australia and New Zealand before 1870.), Margaret Gallpen Northern NSW Australia, [email protected] ADLEY - See also AUDLEY ADLEY - (Thomas ADLEY late 1800's early 1900's), William Audley, [email protected] AHERN - (I am searching for information on my grandfather, Joseph F. AHERN thought to be born in Galway County in Ireland. Probable years born between 18651885.), Jacques d'Amboise, [email protected] AILLE, Co Galway, 1750+, Bette Webb, [email protected] ALBION - (John Barney ALBION of Cork County, Ireland, Born in the late 1800's married Mildred St. DENNIS SMITH of Paris, France.), John D. Geddie, [email protected] ALLAN/ ALLEN, Galway, early 1800's, Dora Smith, [email protected] ALLEN, Clonboo, Claregalway, 1840-1900, Mícheál Ó Broin, [email protected] ALLEN, Tuam, pre 1862, M.Lindenmayer 31 Goulburn Place Macquarie Canberra ACT 2614, [email protected] ALLEN ­ Thomas ALLEN (b. c1830) and Winifred FLYNN (b. 1826) lived in Flood Street, Galway during the 1800's and by 1901 lived in Courthouse Lane, Galway.

Thomas was a ship's pilot / customs officer. Two Children are known ­Thomas b. 1849, Galway and Mary b. 1856, Galway. Mary m. Jean GUIBERTEAU in 1879 and immigrated to Australia in 1881.), Graham Vallance, [email protected] ALLYN - (John ALLYN Sr. (b. Apr. 1822) emigrated to USA abt. 1853, settled in Benton County, Indiana. Was joined by his niece (Mary E. QUINN, b. April 1855, emigrated to America abt. 1880), her brother (Nicholas QUINN, b. Nov, 1853, emigrated to America abt. 1884) and their sister Alice QUINN (b. May 1858.) Alice married Thomas CONNOLLY (b. Apr 1855) in Galway. They were parents (prior to emigration aft. about 1883) of Thomas (b. abt. 1878), Helen Gertrude (b. Nov. 1880), and Nicholas (b. Feb. 1883.) [email protected] ANDERSON - (George, born abt 1840-1850, married Frances ORMSBY, date and place unkn, children: Mary Ann, b 2 Jul 1870, Iver's Yard, Ballinasloe; John Patrick, b 12 Mar 1872, Iver's Yard, Ballinasloe; Elizabeth, b 28 Sep 1874, Ballinasloe; all children baptised at St Michael's Church, Ballinasloe. I descend from Mary Ann who emigrated, apparently alone, in1894 to Boston, MA, USA.), Bobbie Hall, [email protected], ANDERSON - (1830 to1910; Galway City; Henry & Margaret (BRIGHT); Photographer/shopkeeper; father: William; children: Jane, Edward, John & Thomas.), Tony Sims, [email protected] ARCE - (The web site notes that one of my families surnames (ARCE) is originally from Galway, Ireland. I know that quite a few Spanish people have this surname and that many English and Irish emigrated to Latin America. However I have been unable Up to know to locate anyone in Ireland with this name, only names that are slightly similar like ARCHIE, etc. Is this name really from Ireland? If so could it be possible that the last ARCE's left Ireland long ago and no family members remained?), Cibeles Bodon, [email protected] ARCHBOLD - (I'm trying to find information on my Great Great Grandfather Edward ARCHBOLD who married Mary HIGGINS they had one daughter Celia my Great Grandmother. I don't know if they all came to Australia or only Celia who married my Great Grandfather here in 1856.), Allen Hands, [email protected] ARMITAGE - (I have been looking for information about Phoebe ARMITAGE. She left Ireland on the S.S.Campania September 23rd 1900.Her inspection card states that she left from Cork (Queenston). The number on the ship's manifest is 16.I would really like to learn more about her family in Ireland. We are proud of our Irish heritage and truly wish to obtain more knowledge of our ancestors.), Carol Duchene, [email protected] ARTHUR(S) - (James ARTHUR(S), born 1811 Galway married Elizabeth COTTRELL (b.1832 Laurencetown) and had a number of children in Galway before moving to Cork.), Ted McCloskey, [email protected] ATHY - (I am looking for some information on the surname ATHY that lived in Galway during the 1600's and moved to Maryland USA in the mid-1600's.

particularly Francis ATHY and his son George ATHY (captain), and George's family in Maryland, USA), Chris Davis, [email protected] [This e-mail address is out of date ­ please advise updated details] AUDLEY - See also ADLEY AUDLEY - (Sabina AUDLEY was born 1880 to Patrick AUDLEY and Bridget HYNES (Bridget HYNES parents were Lawrence HYNES and Mary Ann CORBET. Patrick AUDLEY's father was Michael AUDLEY, no other information known.), in Killannin or Kilbannin, Galway, Ireland. She had 10 brothers and sisters born between 1872-1890. Sabina married William PIKE in 1905, in New York City, NY. I do not know if she immigrated to the USA with her family or alone.), David M. Farr, [email protected] AUDLEY - (William AUDLEY), William Audley, [email protected]

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