Caoimhin O Donnaile wrote:
> What’s the current thinking, I wonder, on my own surname
> “Donnghaile”. The “gal” is valour, galantry. But is the “donn” more
> likely to be brown-headed or noble? Or could it just as likely be
> either of them?
For what it's worth, Ó Corráin & Maguire straddle the fence on this
one, saying that the "Donn-" names refer to either "dun, brown" or