The theme for Week 3 (Jan. 15-21) is: Unusual Name.
For this week's theme, I have chosen one of the more uncommon surnames in my family tree - Tangney.
About the Tangney Surname
- Forebears - Tangney Surname. According to Forebears approximately 1,721 people in the world have the surname Tangney (excluding variants such as Tangey and Tagney) and it is most prevalent in the United States and Ireland.
- Barrygriffin.com - Irish Surname Maps - Surname Maps for the Tangney Surname in Ireland
- John Grenham's Irish Ancestors - Tangney. The Tangney surname was historically concentrated in County Kerry. On this site, the Tangney Roman Catholic Baptisms map (using the data from the baptism transcripts on FindMyPast) shows that the Tangney's were most prevalent in Tralee Catholic parish.
My 3 x great grandmother was Honora (Tangney) McCarthy (c1806-1873).
About Honora Tangney
Honora married John McCarthy on 26 February 1832 in the Catholic parish of Firies/Molahiff. The marriage witnesses were Nicholas Tangney (perhaps a brother of Honora?) and James Burk.
A curious 1801 Tangney baptism exists in the records for the neighbouring Catholic parish of Killeentierna. The existing records for this parish at that time are a modern transcript.
For 17 December 1801, the transcript lists the baptism of "Nicholas Tangney, [residence] Cumer, [parents] Batt + ___Cronin" Might the original have possibly said Patt [Patrick] rather than Batt [Bartholomew]? Could this Nicholas potentially be Honora's brother?
John and Honora (Tangney) McCarthy immigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1866.
John McCarthy died at Golden Gully, Heathcote, Victoria on 22 June 1870.
Honora (Tangney) McCarthy died at Golden Gully, Heathcote on 4 November 1873, at the age of 67 years.
Please see Honora (Tangney) McCarthy's Wikitree Profile for sources for this post.
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