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St. Patrick's Day35 of 43Irish mug Anyone seen this before?Irish Burlesque MGM? Vintage Costume
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Posted 4 years ago


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This was a thrift store find from a few years back. I've always had an interest in my familys history and was thrilled to find this book with the McHugh coat of arms on a Gw shelf. It has wonderful full color coat of arms illustrations, and explains how last names have changed, and what region they originated. This is the American version published in the 1970s. If any of you have requests to see your shield, you can email me at my email address on my page:)


  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    Oooh... This might help me with my Coat of arms necklace....
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Is there one for the name Watters?
  3. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    DrFluffy your necklace was the reason I brought this book out:) and walksoftly I can check for ya:)
  4. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Walksoftly I wasn't able to find your crest, but was able to find some info. I'll attach a photo to this post
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Thanks anyways Sarah, I'm not surprised it's not a very common name. There are ones online, but I was curious to see if your book had it or not.
    I appreciate your efforts.
  6. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Walksoftly, maybe you could try and find the book mentioned above.
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I had a quick look, but will look further tomorrow. I forgot to mention that my Great Grandfather was born in Schull/Scull Co Cork.
    Thanks again!
  8. mew003 mew003, 3 years ago
    How about the name Loftus?
  9. sarahoff sarahoff, 3 years ago
    mew003, sorry, I just spotted your post. I found Loftus under Loughnane, but no other info was given.
  10. mew003 mew003, 3 years ago
    No worries! Thank you for looking! :)

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