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Accents and dialects - Doherty 1840's Roscommon
Posted by: Margaret Greenwood (ID *****2009) Date: August 29, 2009 at 01:48:07
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Could anyone possibly help to shed some light on a conundrum I have?

Is it possible to tell exactly where a person came from by the way their name was pronounced? My family (Doherty, from Roscommon {the narrowist area I can pin them down to}) were illiterate and relied upon enumerators/registrars to collate information. Their surname has changed spelling from (earliest) Dougherty, Dockerty, Dogherty, to latest Doherty. It has taken quite some time (and lateral thinking) to sort this lot out. I would appreciate any help on this. I am trying to find out precisely which town/village they came from.
Kind regards

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