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GAELIC ANCESTORS
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Created By:lisa taisey
My ancestors from Lettermore, Conemarra, CO Galway spoke and wrote no english only Gaelic.  Has anyone else found a surname misspelled due to the way it was pronounced in Gaelic?  For instance, NEE is the actual last name and I have found it on the census and other forms as NAA.  Knowing a tiny bit of Gaelic I assume the NAA  (A sounds like pay or pa) was spelled the way they spoke the name.  ( Pa, Hey, Knee, Woe, Shoe..a, e, i, o, u..how I remember the Gaelic alphabet)

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