I would appreciate your thoughts on what Danish name might have been converted by the English/Irish to "Splan".
My research into Canadian Censuses shows the family of Thomas Splan (b. 1841 in Clinton, Ontario, Canada) consistently claiming Irish birth. However, our family tree documents and records state the Splans were originally from Denmark.
I'm aware that the Danes had an early interest in Ireland, but I'm wondering if the name really has a link.