Margaret A Duffy

8 May 1911–4 December 2006 (Age 95)
County Dublin, Ireland

The Life of Margaret A

When Margaret A Duffy was born on 8 May 1911, in County Dublin, Ireland, her father, William Duffy, was 40 and her mother, Mary Anne Morrissy, was 46. She had at least 1 son with George McDonnell. She died on 4 December 2006, in her hometown, at the age of 95, and was buried in Kilgobbin, County Dublin, Ireland.

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George McDonnell
Margaret A Duffy
Desmond McDonnell

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    John Joseph Duffy



    Catherine Duffy




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World Events (7)


Age 8

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

Age 9

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

Age 26

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhthaigh ‘descendant of Dubhthach’, a byname derived from dubh ‘black’ ( see Duff ). This name was borne by a 6th-century saint who was archbishop of Armagh.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ ( see Duff ) + síth ‘peace’.

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

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