John McNamara


The Life of John

When John McNamara was born in 1840, in Ireland, his father, Michael McNamara, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Riley, was 29. He married Mary Ann Murphy on 7 August 1866, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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John McNamara
Mary Ann Murphy
Marriage: 7 August 1866
William Alfred McNamara
Jane Mcnamara

Spouse and Children

7 August 1866
Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (5)


Age 5

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

Age 79

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 80

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmara, a patronymic from Cú Mhara, a personal name composed of the elements ‘hound’ + muir ‘sea’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Mcnamara in entry for Jane Mcnamara, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • John in entry for William Alfred McNamara, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • John Mcnamara in entry for William Alfred Mcnamara, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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