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Posted: 1244846607000
Classification: Query
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Surnames: GUINAN, Gunning, Fitzgerald,
About 10 years ago I received the following from Ollie Guinan at Trinity College in Dublin. I had asked about the Guinan name in Ireland:\
Attached is some information about the Guinan name from Oliver Guinan at Trinity College in Dublin:


My family are from the midlands of Ireland, an area known as Offaly. The name is quite common there and in some other areas. The Guinan name is a derivative of the name Gunning which is Anglo-Saxon. The Guinans moved to Ireland from England during the Laois/Offaly plantation during the reign of Elizabeth the first (early 1600s). They were probably knights or noblemen attached to the Fitzgerald family who were the main arristocracy of the area. The knights and noblemen would have been given land rather than money in exchange for moving from england.
I hope that this short history of the name helps a little and feal free
to mail me any more questions.

o j
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