Lamb family, Wexford genealogy, 2 New Irish Podcasts

Irish Family History and Genealogy Shownotes. episode 136
From the Irish Roots Cafe at

Among Todays Topics:

1)   Lamb is the Irish Family of the Day
2)   Irish Books and Periodicals online
3)   Free Irish Language Newspaper
4)   Irish County Podcasts Launching
5)   Why Irish Children are happiest in the EU
6)   Top Irish ‘Elvis’ impersonator named
7)   An Irish word podcast launching
8)   County Wexford Genealogy
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:

This Weeks Topics:             1:00 minutes
Notes from Mike:                2:00
One Minute Podcast:          4:00
Book of the Month:             7:00
The Magnificent Seven:     10:00
Irish Name of the Day:      12:00
Websites of the Week:       16:00
Curious News and Notes:  19:00

Total Time: 25:55
Notes This Week:

1) Irish County Podcasts, Our Seventh Broadcast series.
We cover some history, families, and tourist notes for each
county in Ireland, along with our personal experiences !
Co-Host Peter Adams. (Now Recording)

2) Irish Language Podcasts.  Our Eight Broadcast series in
the works.  This will be for those who are curious about
the Irish language, it’s history, spelling problems, how
to sing a simple song in the Irish, great for those interested
in language and Irish culture. We start with the simple
and fun things we’ve learned over time. (Now Recording)

3) From the National Library of Ireland, note that ‘sources’
has been launched with 196,000 records of materials at
institutions around the world.  See curious news and notes
at the end of this podcast

One Minute Podcast:
Today we answer part of the question:
Who was Napper Tandy ?
A name found most often in the song ‘Wearing of the Green’:

Oh, I met with Napper Tandy,
And he took me by the hand……

Here is a short excerpt on Tandy from our Hedge Row History
podcast, it is in our upcoming 18th century Ireland sessions.
Tandy was allied with WolfeTone in the 1798 rebellion, which,
of course, did not go as planned.
Napoleon himself intervened on Tandys behalf.  Tandy died
in France as a hero, yet still despised by the English
( You’ll have to listen to the podcast when it goes up )

Book of the Month:

1) County Wexford Genealogy and Family History Notes.

If we look in this book at the 1659 census in the Town of Wexford and find:
The ‘Principall’ Irish Names and Their Number:
Murphy 14 –  Synott 11  –   Welsh  07  –  Codd 13  –  Doyle  06   –   White  06   –
Connors  05   –   Furlong  05   –  Redmond  05  –  Devereux  05  –

We also see individuals such as James Roe and John Walton in the west ward,
and Ambrose Andrews in the South Ward and so on….

Another Resource:
Wexford Families on the Map of the Four Masters (IGF Edition):

Butler, V.
Le    Mareschal, E.
de    Montmorency
O’    Cavanagh, L.
Mac    Keogh
Mac    Murrough, K.
O’    Cosgry, C.
O’    Doran (Brehon)
O’    Doyle
O’    Dugan, C.
O’    Garvey, C.
O’    Larkin, L.
O’    Murphy, L.
de    Renzy
Strongbow, E.
Talbot, E.

(Listen to todays podcast to hear our audio excerpt)

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Coming Up:
The top Elvis impersonator in Ireland ?
Cliffs of Moher and Burren video…

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1)  Renewing Member Donald J. McCrory of Overland Park, Kansas,
your Families of Co. Clare has shipped. Searching for:
The O’Donnells of Trough Castle in Co. Clare and the Ballynalackan O’Brian line, also in Co. Clare.

2) Welcome new member Gary Pratt of Murfreesboro, TN searching
for Wilson and Beatty.

3)  Marilyn Rehling of Council Bluffs, IA your Co. Clare genealogy
book and Book of Irish Families, great & small, has shipped.

4)  Welcome New member Connie C. Stringer of Marietta, GA
searching for: I descend from John O’Sheal and Alice Apsley. They
m. 1688 in Middlesex/London, England. Looking for John O’Sheal’s
father and others.

5)  Molly Finnerty of Garden City, NY
Your Families of County Kerry Book has shipped.

6)  Welcome new member Kerry Shaw of Savannah, Georgia
searching for the Lucey family of Cork, Ireland

7)   William Truscott your Conquest of Ireland set; the Families
of County Donegal; County Derry genealogy and family history notes;
and County Donegal genealgy and family history notes has shipped !

Check out our online search list at:

Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !

Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:
Gene Davies of Caldwell, Kansas.

Related Spellings of the Name
Lam, Lamm, Lambe, Lambin, de Labart, Lamberton

Varient Spelling Groups:
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names)

History of the Name
Most of the name of Lamb are said to be of English origins in
Ireland.  It is also possible that in an isolated instance an Irish
family could have taken the name of Lamb.
The obvious shortening of names like Lambert or Lambarton
may have occurred at times as well.
Note the possible connection of the Lambe and Lambert families
in the Irish Book of Arms, as mentioned below.
In the book, ‘Milesian Families of Ireland’ the name of Lamb
is given as coming from England and settling in Donegal, but
Lamberton is said to have come from France.
Lamb is also given in Dublin in the 19th century.

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms

1)   Arms shown for Penniston Lambe, Viscount, of Kilmore, m. in
1769 to the daughter of Sir Ralph Milbank.  The illustration shows
, it looks like two lions as supporters of the coat of arms, a third
shown on its crest, two stars across the middle of the coat,
with also 3 decorations on the coat.  There may even be some
connection with Lambert there, based on similarities between the
two names and some of the arms designs.

Coming Up Later in this episode:
Irish Books and periodcals worldwide, listed online

The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at finds the family name 15 times
including the following examples :

1)   The Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland
2)   Birth Index of Ireland
3)   The Families of County Dublin
4)   The Families of County Donegal.
5)   G. Lambe in Co. Galway genealogy & family history notes
6)   Lambin is found in Irish Names and Surnames by Woulfe
7)   Patrick Lamb in v26 of the JAIHS

Websites of the Week:

1)  Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty, Burren Video

2)  Lamb Family Genealogy Forum

3)  Irish Books Online, digital directory of Irish studies From National Library of Ireland


Curious News and Notes

1)  The Bishop of Killaloe, Willie Walsh is questioning the right
of women to be ordained, in a direct challenge to Pope, and he
also questions why Protestants are not allowed the Eucharist.
He is seated in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland

2)  ‘Foinse’ to be distributed free every Wednesday !
That is, Irelands largest Irish language newspaper, giving the language
a chance to be in every home weekly.  It had a distribution of
4,500 by earlier reports, and now will be distributed to 152,000+
through the Irish Independent.

3)  Irish books now instantly available through new service put
together by the National Library of Ireland.
‘The Sources Database for Irish Research’ covers the U.S., Britain,
South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

4)  Irish will spend twice as much as Europeans on Christmas
this year…. A whole lot of it in pubs and restaurants

5)  In a separate study of 20,000 children, the Irish were deemed the
happier and healthier  (age 11 – 15 ). They were also more apt to
engage in physical activities rather than computer time…..

6)   Tom Gilson has been crowned the ‘King’ of Elvis impersonators
in Ireland, at the Donegal competitions. He will go on to represent
Ireland in the first ever ‘Evis’ word cup.

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