Tag Archives: Quirke

This weeks research – Quirke Family

As per my post a few days ago, I’ve been checking out the new search function on Irish Family History Foundation. So far for all of the records I have viewed, I have come up trumps in my search for my Quirke Family from Kilkenny. From a transcript of the life of Thomas Quirk, which …

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SideTracked again….was it worth it – of course it was!

I did it again.  I decided today that I would record some of my ‘notes’ and other items that I have found recently into my Legacy Database.  But once again, I got side tracked….. Firstly, I was recording an event against my ancestor Dennis McCormack into the legacy database and I wanted the actual link …

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Surname Saturday – Quirk

The name comes from the Gaelic “O’Cuirc”, another form is “O’Coirce”. In Galway, the name also took the form “Oates,” to distinguish between branches of families. Quirke in Gaelic sounds like the word for Oates in Gaelic. It was common for parish registers to have a person’s records include both spellings of Quirke and Quirk, …

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