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michaelmenton (67.116.241.233 - 67.116.241.233)
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

well met, My Name is Michael John Menton, my mothers name is Mary Pat O'Brian and my father was John Menton.. i know about where my mothers family came from in Ireland.. but have no idea where the Mentons are from in Ireland...any help would be wonderful,

Michael J. Menton
Executive Chef
The Bellevue Club
Oakland, CA
USA

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Colm de Búrca (193.122.47.178 - 193.122.47.178)
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 04:40 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Michael,

Some of these links might be helpful. This is a language site rather than a genealogy site, but fáilte romhat (welcome) none the less.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~irish/links/lkcomp.htm

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 06:59 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Maith an fear a Choilm. Tá sloinne Gaeilge amháin a chuaigh bealach an gharraí, nó chun aistíl an Bhéarla, a bhfuil trácht agam air do Mhícheál anseo.

Michael, a chara, the Irish surname Ó Mantáin has been transliterated to English
as Mountain in Waterford,
as Manton in Kilkenny-Tipperary & Galway-Roscommon,
as Menton in Leinster & Dublin, Roscommon etc., and
as Minton in Galway. (de Bhulbh, Seán, 2002)

Menton is also 'mentioned' (!) as 'the usual form of Ó Manntáin in Munster; sometimes spelt Mentin and Mentane'. (Mac Lysaght, Ed., 1978)

There are also the Norman 'de la Montagne' and the English toponymic 'Manton' to deal with. (ibid.)

Good luck with it - Go n-éirí sé leat.

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Maidhc Ó G. (65.128.200.60 - 65.128.200.60)
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia duit, a Mhícheál,
The 6th. edition of Edward MacLysacht's "The Surnames of Ireland"-c.1991 gives the same info as shown by Seosamh's listing from MacLysacht also.
Ádh mór ort.
Maidhc.

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