I think my post was lost when the Listserver was down so here it is again
for those interested.
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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 00:42:53 -0500
From: Lisa G Beyer <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list CELTIC-L <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Family name search
I am hoping that someone could aid me in my search for part of my irish
heritage. One branch of my family have the name of Bushell which does
not off-hand sound particularly Irish however according to our limited
records the family came from SE counties of Cork and Wexford. I was
thinking that the family may have migrated from either Wales or England
at one point in the distant past since they certainly felt Irish when
they fled the Potato Famine circa 1841 for the United States.
Does anyone know of sources who discuss migration to SE Ireland from the
UK and/or a way to source name origins.
For further clarification, the Bushell's were catholic and poor so they
were not apart of the gentry the English off-loaded onto Ireland's shores
after Elizabeth's campaigns.
Thank you for any assistance,
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