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Matt Dynan (host62-7-112-216.btinternet.com - 62.7.112.216)
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 09:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi. I was wondering if anyone can tell me the translation of my surname - Dynan - and it's history. Thanks, Matt Dynan.

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Seosamh (3cust79.tnt12.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.138.79)
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

You mean you want to know what the original form of your name is :-) MacLysaght says that (O')Dynan is a variant of O'Dinan. The original Irish is Ó Daghnáin, pronounced approximately Oh DAI-noyn (although since it's a Munster name, the accent is probably on the second syllable there.) It means grandson or offspring of Daghnán. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the meaning of that name is. Your surname is mostly found in Cos. Cork and Clare today but apparently originated in western Tipperary.

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Matt Dynan (inh1ts07-qfe0.ims.bt.net - 193.113.185.163)
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 02:59 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

thank you very much - Matt Ó Daghnáin!

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