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From: "Dave Sherry" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Help Please - Irish Surnames
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 07:55:01 -0700
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This website has excellent overviews of Irish surname origins and also
shows surnames' distribution by county for Griffiths Valuation (1848-1864).
On 5/15/06, Dennis Wright <> wrote:
> Don wrote:-
> > The Welsh connection should be easier to find. Perhaps, checking the
> > Internet for Nesta of Wales?
> > Don Milligan
> > 3003 South 253rd Street
> > Kent, WA 98032
> > 253 941-0514
> A book I have, "Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who came to New England
> between 1623 and 1650" by Frederick Lewis Weis, says for Nesta of Wales:
> "1. RHYS AP TUDOR MAWR, Prince of South Wales
> 2. NEST, of Wales; m. Gerald of Windsor, d bef 1136, Constable of Pembroke
> Castle, 1092, son of Walter FitzOther and Beatrice. (CP VII 200, X 10-11)"
> 3. Maurice Fitz Gerald, b ca 1100, of Windsor
> 4. Gerald Fitz Maurice, b ca 1150
> 5. Maurice Fitz Gerald, Knt b 1190
> 6. Maurice Fitz Maurice Fitz Gerald, d 1286. etc etc"
> NEST also married HENRY I, King of England
> There was also a John Fitz Thomas Fitz Gerald of Kildare whose daughter
> m 1302, Edmund Butler d 13 Sep 1321, Justiciar and Governor of Ireland.
> I am sure there were other Fitz Geralds as well.
> Dennis Wright
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