I have long suspected that the name was pronounced as "DEGNAN" in Ireland, but trying to explain (18 times per day) how you get DEGNAN out of DUIGNAN drove me nuts. When I relocated in Pennsylvania in l960, I changed the pronounciation to DOO-IG-NAN and the problem disappeared. I plan to go to Ireland in the near future (first time) and I am looking forward to it. My father was born in Dublin in 1899. His parents were Luke Duignan and Ellen Allen Duignan. I'm a newcomer at this genealogy thing but I will get there eventually. Thanks for the response.
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