Patrick Edward Lawless

21 May 1904–after 1986 (Age 81)
County Offaly, Ireland

The Life of Patrick Edward

When Patrick Edward Lawless was born on 21 May 1904, in County Offaly, Ireland, his father, Thomas Lawless, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Herrernan, was 38. He lived in Killoughy, County Offaly, Ireland in 1911. He died after 1986, at the age of 83, and was buried in Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lawless
1866–1933
Margaret Herrernan
1866–1905
Thomas Joseph Lawless
1897–1986
John Francis Lawless
1899–1986
Michael William Lawless
1900–1903
Margaret Mary Lawless
1901–1903
Ellie Ann Lawless
1902–1986
Patrick Edward Lawless
1904–1986
Margaret Mary Lawless
1905–

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Lawless

    Male1866–1933Male

    Margaret Herrernan

    Female1866–1905Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1897–1986Male

    Male1899–1986Male

    Michael William Lawless

    Male1900–1903Male

    Margaret Mary Lawless

    Female1901–1903Female

    Ellie Ann Lawless

    Female1902–1986Female

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World Events (7)

1919

Age 15

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.
1920

Age 16

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.
1926

Age 22

De Valera founds the new Fianna Fail party.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname for an unbridled and licentious man, from Middle English laghless, lawelas (a compound of late Old English lagu ‘law’ (from Old Norse) + the native suffix -l(ē)as ‘without’, ‘lacking’). Reaney suggests additionally that this name may have referred to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn), but this seems unlikely.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Patrick E Lawless in household of Man Lawless, "Ireland Census, 1911"
  • Patrick Lawless, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Patrick Edward Lawless, "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"

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