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I've been researching Owen O'Neil of Castle Leitrim, Kilbride, County Roscommon. I've found some baptismal records at NLI for Eugenii O'Neil and Margaret McDonnell the parents.

My question is: Have you known church records to record Eugene as the Latin translation of Owen?



Also, my Kilbride link has been directing me to a different page.

Kelly Hunt

Thursday 4th Aug 2022, 01:50PM

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  • Kelly:

    Yes, you will find Owen and Eugene used interchangeably.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 4th Aug 2022, 02:53PM
  • yes - where Latin is used Church registers , Owen/Eoin/Eoghan is usually recorded as 'Eugenius' or similar. The exact endings vary depending on the wording etc

    Most first names are more straightforward - e.g. Joannes for John, Maria for Mary, Katherina for Catherine/Katherine, Martarita for Margaret, others are not so obvious - e.g.  Guliemus for William, Jacobus for James, Carolous for Charles

    There are a number of online pages listing Latin Equivalents, e.g. RootsIreland  : First Names

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 4th Aug 2022, 02:57PM
  • Kelly:

    Can you give more details regarding Kilbride parish and the link taking you to a different page. I just went to the Kilbride Roscommon parish page with no issue.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 4th Aug 2022, 02:58PM

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