What is irish mothers maiden name

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As you who have Irish ancestors know it's a tough search through church records...

My grt x 4 grandfather was John Duffy = to john smith in England for sure!

He was born around Tomboholla Co Mayo which due to boundary move was under Tuam Co Galway these days. His children were all born in Aughamore Co Mayo but his brother Martin was baptised in archdiocese of Tuam at a place called Bekan Co Mayo which is near Knock.

Their father was Martin Duffy & Mother Brigit Lyons both late 1700's but it's John's wife Harriet (not a particular Irish name) who's surname I need

John Duffy 1801

Harriet ?    1805

Their first child born about 1833 so their marriage would have been from about 1825

Help am 15 years at a brick wall with this search
WikiTree profile: Suzy Anonymous
asked ago in Genealogy Help by Suzy Anonymous G2G3 (3.7k points)
Hi,  County Mayo is hard but I have found some websites that work on Mayo alone with church documents I will see what I can find.
Can you give me the children's names as sometimes it is easier to find the parents
Hi Donna

Children all Duffy

Mary Duffy 1833

Margaret 1836

Hannah. 1839

Catherine 1841

John        1843

Patrick     1845/6

All children down as born Aghamore

Aghamore n Bekan are only 1 hour walking apart

Thank you

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Hi Suzy, you may want to use Irish Naming Patterns to help. Lots of websites describe them, including


Hope this helps!
answered ago by Beth Golden G2G5 (5.5k points)
selected ago by Suzy Anonymous
Thank you very much Beth
you're most welcome and hope that you can find the answers!

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