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Posted by: William M. Lane Date: February 23, 2001 at 13:43:51
In Reply to: SCANLAN, JOSEPHINE 1886 by BRENDA of 630

Dear Brenda,

Greetings from Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.

Are you sure the name was Josephine? It is a bit unusual in that period. Many girls known as Jo, Jude, Judy, Julie etc were baptized Johanna - it was one of the most common names in that period.

I am looking for hundreds of Scanlon/Scanlans that disappeared to the USA from 1790 - 1910. Johanna was the second most popular name after Mary.

God Bless.

Yours Sincerely,

William M. Lane.


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