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Re: spelling: Leahey vs. Leahy
Posted by: Judy Lahey-Otto Date: March 07, 2000 at 06:00:26
In Reply to: spelling: Leahey vs. Leahy by K Leahey of 334

Some 30+ years ago when I married into the Lahey family, my father in law told me the reason for the name change was this...when his ancestors came over from Ireland they were grossly discriminated against. Many of the Lahey's going to the larger cities changed the spelling of the name to appear they were French.


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