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The Genealogy Show - Series 7, episode 8, Surnames and sources Irish Surnames in Nova Scotia

The Genealogy Show - Series 7, episode 8, Surnames and sources Irish Surnames in Nova Scotia

Lorna Moloney's doctoral thesis, ‘From Gaelic Lordship to English Shire: The MacNamaras of Clare, c.1259-1603′, is being supervised by Professor Steven Ellis. Lorna's academic profile can viewed at http://nuigalway.academia.edu/LornaMoloney. She has delivered conference papers at Oxford; Lincoln College: Exploration of the Medieval Gaelic Diet: (2012); seminar papers at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway, 'The Gaelic Lordships in Thomond, c. 1400-c.1500' and papers at Irish Conference of Medievalists on themes of Brian Boru and landscape of East Clare. Lorna has published on medieval themes and on maritime subjects.

Lorna received her Certificate for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) in Dallas in March 2015.

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Elaine Dennis

Very interesting-I was waiting to hear about the name "McMullen" but it never came up- maybe next time?

Lorna Moloney

Hi Elaine, McMullen - Ulster generally, N Connacht, N Leinster. Ir. Mac Maoláin, a dimin. of maol, bald or tonsured. The name is indigenous but also a variant of the Scottish Mac Millan to which must be attributed many of those in the North East. The most important sept was in Derry. Maol froms the start of many Irish names and refers to the forced baldness or tonsure for those in religious life.