ursula forhan (k2a162-243.k2access.net - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 10:24 am: ||
Admittedly, as soon as payday rolls around I'm going to have to buy some books and start studying in earnest so I won't have to ask so many basic questions. Until then, please bear with me. Having learned yesterday about the Mac/Ni prefix to surnames got me wondering about those of the O' names. Does the use of O' refer not so much to direct parentage but clan/family membership?
bob de la muerte (student-proxy.ul.ie - 126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 11:38 am: ||
Ó means grandson of
Roibeard Ó Duibhir - Robert, grandson of Duibhir
Uí would probably be used for clans, i.e. Uí Duibhir - sons of Duibhir
Ó Dúill (p428.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 02:58 pm: ||
But these days surnames dont change which is a pity, but far easier for admin. Though it would be far cooler, just thinking of the russian system.....
A thought, with "Ní" and "Nic". Is that used in offical documentation (ie Áine Nic Eoin) or is Áine Mac Eoin used??
Colm. Ierne - Caite Éireann