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County Westmeath surnames are an
interesting mix of Gaelic, Anglo-Norman and Anglo-Irish. Descendants of
Huguenot families are to be found within the county also. The presence of
such a major military barracks as Custume Barracks, Athlone, brought to
Westmeath military personnel with a wide variety of denominational backgrounds.
After the Jacobite defeat in 1691 Westmeath families made links with Europe
through the involvement of Dillon, Nugent and other families in co...
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