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The surnames of Donegal fall generally
into four categories. Firstly, Milesian names, mostly of the O or Mac prefix,
though many of these are of the eleventh century or later. Secondly, later
names of O or Mac prefix, often from some saint’s cult, such as McBride.
Thirdly, Planters’ names: some can often be traced to baronies or villages
in Scotland from which the families originated, others are derived from
their ancestor’s work or perhaps as ‘the son of’ a relatively modern personal
name such a...
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