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Irish in your tree?

rosie

brummie
Thanks Eric, I will dig deeper later!
My ancestors from Ireland were "umbrella makers" and "travellers" but I don't know if this meant gypsy as they had settled. They were also called "marine store dealers" but this means "rag and bone" dealers!!
rosie.
 

wam

master brummie
I have one of those names that could have come from a lot of places. Although dad came from Ireland, there are variants in French, Scots, and Hebrew that I know about. Nevertheless, the name comes up on this site in lists and very little else. I think the site was once used to sell a book but it doesn't seem to be available. Since there's a page for articles that seems to have most recent first, I'd guess you can avoid the newsletter and still read their latest stuff. They also have a page called surnames which is a link to all the articles with that name somewhere in the text.
 

jmadone

master brummie
Thanks Eric, I will dig deeper later!
My ancestors from Ireland were "umbrella makers" and "travellers" but I don't know if this meant gypsy as they had settled. They were also called "marine store dealers" but this means "rag and bone" dealers!!
rosie.
I too have Irish ancestors whose occupation is listed as "marine store dealers". I always thought that they must have had some sort of business around the canals etc. Now I know what it really means. Thank you for that Rosie.
 
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