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The Murrays & Ginnanes of Rahona East, Carrigaholt to N.Z.

Updated November 6, 2011

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I would like to link the various families & branches of Ginnanes, Guinanes, Guinnanes, Gnanes, Genanes, Gunanes, Guynans, Gannons, Ginanes, etc. of west County Clare to each other, and to the Ginnanes of the 254-acre Coney Island, and Horse Island & the other islands on the River Fergus Estuary off The Shannon River.
The various Ginnanes, Guinnanes, Guinanes, etc. of Ennis area, and from both sides of the Fergus River must also be related?
Perhaps the Ginnane family of Paradise / Rosscliff were the original source of the Coney Island Ginnanes, around 1775 - 1800? And before that, the Guinanes were evicted by Oliver Cromwell's troops soon after 1650 from the North Tipperary, Duke of Ormond's territory around CloughJordan, Nenagh & The surname there was spelled as Mac An Gowan (descendants of the blacksmith), which developed into Gaelic spellings of ghabhain(blacksmith), and so by phonetics to the Anglicised, 'Guinane' and so to Ginnane, Gannon, etc.

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