Naming Patterns







    The Irish were known to follow a naming style for their children. In some cases it may help to find missing family member's first name when initials have been used.

         Male Child         Female Child

1st Son    Father's Father      1st Dau   Mother's Mother 

2nd Son   Mother's Father    2nd Dau    Father's Mother

3rd Son    Father                     3rd Dau    Mother

4th Son    Father's oldest      4th Dau    Mother's oldest
                        brother                                         sister

5th Son    Father's 2nd          5th Dau    Mother's 2nd 
                   oldest brother                          oldest sister
                      or   Mother's                           or   Father's
                   oldest brother                          oldest sister






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