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Subject: Re: the surname BRAGG
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: May 5, 2004 at 10:30 AM
Reply to: Re: the surname BRAGG by Anon.

Thanks! ...just wondering ...some of these things are "educated guesses" ...anyway even by the experts.

My own last name, Foley, arose in two different areas of Ireland from unrelated derivatives. I had assumed mine was the more popular in the south since most of my family is from there. It comes from 'fohglai', meaning a robber or plunderer while the other is in the west from a mistranslation of the word 'serraich' which is a small horse ...or a foal. It wasn't until I learned that the birthplace of my great grandfather was in Roscommon that I finally concluded mine must be descended from 'serraich' ...in all probability.

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