I'm pretty sure there's a connection since some of the family settled there before movingon. Some of the PA folks moved from PA on to Wisconsin and and mine from PA, then Mass. to Minnesota. The dropping of the Mc also occurred in our family. I just haven't been able to connect yet. Michael Patrick Tigue (gg) was the son of Ellen Manley and Bernard McTigue, of County Mayo. I don't have a thing prior to 1863 and then only in the US. Sorry.