agneis (pool-151-201-157-122.phil.east.verizon.net - 184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 09:30 am: ||
This question is posed by a genelogist:
Are these Irish words, and if so, what is their meaning?
Bunow, Caobach, Bawn, Barrule, Croumhane, Keagh, Shearhig, Suonish, Seer,
Skilty and Baruil
Any help would be appreciated as these were "differentiation" names used to separate the Sullivans on the Beara Peninsula
Ó Dúill (p365.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 01:22 pm: ||
Ya, well just looking at them
bawn would coralate to BÁN - White/ Fair;
Caobach = Lumpish person or thing (Lout);
(Barúil = Opinion)
But as for the rest it is hard to know being that they are in their English forms.
[Ceapaim go bhfuil sé an am do na heavies]
alec1 (m97-mp1.cvx1-a.dub.dial.ntli.net - 18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 03:03 pm: ||
Sullivan and O' Sullivan is a very common name in Kerry and indeed Ireland.
In areas whre many families had the same surname-they were generally differenciated by the name of the townland/parish or local landmark. Sometimes by personal featutes(Bawn =Bán=white or blonde)
I would GUESS the words you recite are mainly small townlands rather than as you ask 'words'.