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Inquiry re Cavanagh name

Re: CAVANAGH, CAVANAUGH, KAVANAGH, Surname -- Dan King Post Reply Genealogy Message Board
Posted by: Cathal Cavanagh - ( 10/23/2003, 10:56:10 )

I recently did a DNA test being carried out under the auspices of Clann Chaomhánach. The (surprising) results appear to show pretty convincing evidence that our Cavanagh family (from Greencastle) had a Co. Wexford origin,possibly dating from the presence of a Jacobite Cavanagh regiment at the siege of Derry.
I am told that around the Buncrana area the Cavanagh name was transformed into Kivenehan or similar.
This might be of general interest to you.

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