I made this video to help researchers understand a little bit about the spelling of Irish family names. Spelling is not engraved in stone !
As the sample I talk about illustrates, its not the spelling of the name - it's the sound of it ! O'Connor can be spelled as O'Conor, O'Coner, O'Conner, O'Connor, etc... all for the same family !
I have seen this thousands of times over the years writing books on Irish families and genealogy. I recently put together a book with several thousand spelling groups for names found in Ireland.
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