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Re: lusk surname
Posted by: Judith Rosenberg (nee Lusk) Date: April 05, 1998 at 15:39:18
In Reply to: Re: lusk surname by George B. Lusk of 2001

Interesting theme, the origin of the name. There
is a Lusk, Ireland, a small town to the north of
Dublin. The origin of the name of the town dates
from the 6th century. The Bishop, Maccalein (also
Macallan and Macculin Dus) died around 497 and was
buried; in time miracles happened--he is venerated
on September 6 and the town took on the name of the
word for tomb in Old Gaelic. This seems a bit of
a stretch; there is however definately a Lusk
Ireland with remains of a church that date to
the 11th century; whereabouts of the tomb of Saint
Maccalein are unknown, however.
Judith Rosenberg


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