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Re: Drain + Scotland
Posted by: David Scott Drane (ID *****4680) Date: December 03, 2004 at 06:58:18
In Reply to: Re: Drain + Scotland by jen of 571

Jen --

Do you have any extra information on the name change from Hawthorn to Drain. My understanding is that there is a Celtic word similar to the sound of "Drain" that means Hawthorn (as in the tree). Does this jibe with what you know?

Apparently, there was a great deal of movement back and forth between Antrim and Argyll/Islay & Kintyre in the 17th and 18th centuries.

I'm still trying to connect my ancestor John Drain (b. abt. 1865/6 in Antrim) to a family and place. The Scottish possibility opens up another way of attacking the problem (I hope).

-- David


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