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Surname Saturday – Tierney Family of Northern Ireland

“Tierney is an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tiarnaigh (male), Ní Thiarnaigh (female), also spelled Ó Tighearnaigh/Ní Thighearnaigh. It is derived from tiarna, the Irish word for lord or master.” ~ Wikipedia. The motto is – By Serving I Govern. … Continue reading

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Doran Sisters – From Ireland to New Jersey – Those Places Thursday

This beautiful portrait is of Ellen “Nellie” Doran McVeigh Smythe Pearson (1884-1932) on the right, and it was most likely taken when she was a young woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The lovely linen blouses, and scarfs, accent their fair … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Ellen “Nellie” Doran Pearson and Family

This photograph came from the Rafferty family, and the words “Mother with Ruth and Helen” are written on the bottom.  After some discussion as to who exactly “Mother” was, my sister and I think it is Ellen “Nellie” Doran Pearson … Continue reading

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