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Subject: Re: My name...[Harrah]?
From: "-s93000001-m.erskinerichmond-ccsd-200-" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
Date:Thu, 17 Feb 1994 09:35:54 EST

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Brad - just a very long shot , I realise.  Many times when dialects and
brogues were thick or just different from local oral tones, names got
misspelled.  Is it possible your ancestors were Hannah, not Harrah?
>         Hello, everyone.  My name is Brad Harrah.  I have been on the list
> for several weeks but have been swamped by mail.  I joined the list to
> learn of history and folklore as it relates to Ireland.  I am interested
> in Ireland because I have relatives that came over from there.  I have
> seen the postings made so far and am impressed by the vast knowledge.  I
> would greatly appreciate any help that you could give me...
>         As I already posted, my name is Brad Harrah.  I have been told by
> my father that some of our relatives are from Ireland.  Is this true?
> Does anyone know anything in history...folklore dealing with the name
> HARRAH...or anything close to it?  I'm not sure what it was originally.
> It was probably 'Americanized'.
>         My mother--her maiden-name is MURRAY.  Her side of the family has
> descent records.  Her grandmother came over from Ireland.  She has 6
> sisters with red-hair and no brothers.  Most of her aunts have red hair
> too.  What's the relevance of red-hair anyway?  Is Murray Scottish or
> Irish...or what?  I am curious.  I have seen the work so far.  I will not
> be dissapointed...thanks.  I will be gratefull for anything you can give me.
> Sincerely...Brad [log in to unmask]

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