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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (April-June) » 1999 » "Man An Failsas" - Meaning? « Previous Next »

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paul (pool0190.cvx4-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net - 209.178.146.190)
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 1999 - 07:07 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

This is on a picture of my family crest (McNally).
Anyone know what it means? Thanks

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paul (pool0190.cvx4-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net - 209.178.146.190)
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 1999 - 07:13 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

I meant "MAC an failsis" - sorry

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Dennis King
Posted on Monday, November 22, 1999 - 02:36 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

What you see as "-sis" is actually -gig, with dots above the g's, in the Irish script. The ordinary roman script spelling would be "Mac an Fhailghigh", which is just the old spelling of your surname, now often spelled more simply as Mac an Fhailí. Mac an Fhailghigh = Son of the
Failgheach; the Failgheach would, I assume, be the eponomous ancestor of the lineage, Russ Failghe. The name Offaly, Uíbh Failí, goes back to the same source, I believe.

Dennis King

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