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Re: Donnell name change?
Posted by: DJ Donnell-Watson (ID *****6584) Date: September 28, 2006 at 12:01:03
In Reply to: Re: Donnell name change? by melissa1 of 686

Many of the Donnell's came from Ireland and their true name was Donnell. Those in Pennsylvania joined Presby. or similar non-Catholic churches upon their arrival.
Name "changes" also occur when census takers write down what they hear or during immigration. Those with a link to Ellis Island should use the Soundex to find their ancestors!

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