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John McDaid (McDevitt)

John McDaid (McDevitt)

Fraser Brown (View posts)
Posted: 1075992816000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDade / mcDevitt
My grandfather left Ireland between 1900 - 1924
His name was McDaid but when he arrived in Scotland he changed it to McDevitt.
Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks

Re: John McDaid (McDevitt)

Posted: 1367778734000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1367825829000
roughly as follows - the original correct name in gaeilge(irish) is "mac daibheid" which when pronounced sounds in english like "mac devitt". the english invaders decreed that irish should be illegal in ireland so people with the name "mac daibheid" were forced to become "mcdaid" and thereafter transmorged into "mc devitt".

hope this helps.
fergus
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