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Subject: Re: A few more family surnames...
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 8, 2004 at 7:33:56 PM
Reply to: A few more family surnames... by Anthony
I have some Irish alternates, but many times the English and Irish names have different origins ...

Leney ...there's a Leaney which means someone from Leinster which comes from one of the earlier groups of Celts to settle Ireland's southeastern region ...they were named for their distinctive spears, the "laigne".

Creed from Ó Críodáin, originally a personal name, Creidne, which means, not surprisingly “a belief”.

Breslin is very numerous in Ireland ...from Ó Breasláin, a Brehon family that were judges.

Embury, I'll just take a guess that it means "industrious or powerful town".

Lipscombe, I'd guess originates from the "edge of a valley"
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