When Anna Gallagher was born in 1798, in Ireland, her father, Mr Attridge, was 18 and her mother, Mrs Attridge, was 17. She married James Swanton in 1833, in County Cork, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She died in 1869, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 71.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Siobhan, Declan, Brigid, Eamon, Padraic, Clancy, Conal, Dermot, Donal, Donovan, Dymphna.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair ‘descendant of Gallchobhar’, a personal name based on gall ‘foreign’ + cabhair ‘support’.