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Community surnames extracts from Seary's Names of the Island of Newfoundland, 1835 Voters Lists, 1864-65 Hutchinson 1871 Lovell's Directory, 1894-97 McAlpine's Directory, 1898 McAlpine's Directory, 1904 McAlpine's as well as some parish records and cemetery inscriptions.

There were names in these communities that were not picked up by Seary and I believe that the some of the entries for the earlier Hr. Grace (HGRC) were surnames of these Conception Bay communities

A couple of examples of why I believe this is as follows:

Barron/Barren (Holyrood) There is a James on the 1835 Voters List for Holyrood and on the 1864-65 directory as a fisherman. Seary shows a James Barron or Barren of Hr. Grace Parish, 1806 (NF. Archives HGRC)

Targate (Holyrood): There is a John Targate on the 1835 Voters List for Holyrood, as well as on the 1864-65 directory and the Targate surname still appeared on the 1871 Lovell's, although John was no longer listed. Seary shows a John Targate of Hr. Grace, 1813 (NF Archives HGRC)

Based on the above, I believe that one can safely assume that if this name appears to be a match for one of your ancestors from the Conception Bay Centre area, ten chances to one, it is. The people "up the bay" as it was called, used St. Paul's Anglican and Immaculate Conception Parish till they became a part of the parish of Brigus in 1833.

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY OF BACON COVE:

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BROWN(E), BURK(E), COLBERT, COLE, CULLEN, DRISCOLL, FLOOD, GRIFFIN, GUSHUE, KELLY, LARACY, LEARY, LEWIS, LYONS, MANSFIELD, O'DRISCOLL, O'KELLY, O'LEARY, SKEHANS, WALSH, WELSH, WHITE

 

 
 

 

BROWN (E): a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland,

Brown of the Channel Islands, from Old English personal name Brun, or from Old English or Old French for one with brown hair or complexion; or, in Scotland , for Mac a' Chriuthainn from Gaelic briteamh (ain) - brehon, brieve, judge or for M'lle dhuinn - son of the brown lad. (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght, Turk). In England, the form Browne tends to indicate "a rise in the social scale", (Guppy, Cottle), but it is the usual form in Ireland. Widespread in England, Scotland and Ireland.

In Newfoundland: James Brown, Sr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Brown, Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Brown, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Brown - widespread; Browne - St. John's
BURK (E): De B (O) urke, surnames of Ireland, BURKE of the MicMacs of Newfoundland, from the English place name Burgh in several countries - fort, manor, hill mound, in Ireland since the 12th century. (Reaney, MacLysaght). MacLysaght found the names numerous in all provinces, but least in Ulster. In Newfoundland: John Burke, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Burke - widespread; Burk at Stephenville; DeBourke/Deburke at St. John's
COLBERT: a surname of England, Ireland and France, from the Old German personal name Colber(h)t, containing the elements fresh and bright. (Reaney, MacLysaght, Dauzat). Spiegelhalter traced Colbert in Munster since the early 15th century. In Newfoundland: John Colbert, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Scattered.
COLE: surnames of England, Cole of Ireland and Coles of Scotland, from the Old English personal name Cola, from Old English col - coal, that is, dark, swarthy, or a diminutive of Nicholas, or from Old English *coll - (dweller on the) hill; also in Ireland for (Mac) Cool, Mac (Giolla) Comhghaill - devotee of St. Comhghal; also in Scotland for MacDowall, Gealic Mac Dhughaill - son of Dougal,The black stranger, the Dane. See Cool (E). (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Black). Guppy found Cole and Coles widespread, with Coles especially in Somerset, Dorset and Devon. Black found Coles in Glasgow, and MacLysaght Cole in Co. Donegal. In Newfoundland: N. of Upper Bacon Cove, 1793 (CO 199.18) John Cole, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Cole, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) George Cole, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Cole widespread, Coles, scattered . Cole widespead in 1871 (Lovell's Directory)
CULLEN: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, in England from the German place name Koln - (the man from) Cologne; in Scotland from the Scots place name Cullen (Banffshire) and in Ayrshire and Galloway; ? also for the surname of Ireland (Mac) Cullen, MacCuilinn and (O)Cullen, O Cuilinn, Ir. cuileann - holly, both variants of "other somewhat similar names" (MacLysaght). (Reaney, Black, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Nottinghamshire and Somerset, by Spiegelhalter in Devon; by Black in Ayrshire and Galloway and other parts of Scotland; by MacLysaght: (Mac)Cullen in Co. Monaghan, (O) Cullen in Co. Kildare. In Newfoundland: Patrick Cullen, of Bacon Cove, (1835 Voters List) Thomas Cullen, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
DRISCOLL: (O)Driscoll, surnames of Ireland,O hEidersceoil, Ir.eidirsceol - intermediary, interpreter, later O Drisceoil. (MacLysaght, Cottle). "The name is very numerous in Co. Cork but not elsewhere." (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: Cornelius, of Bacon Cove (Conception Bay.) 1829 (Nfld Archives BRC) Richard Driskell, of Bacon Cove, (1835 Voters List) Cornelius Driskell, of Bacon Cove, (1835 Voters List) Richard Driscol, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Driscoll, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Cornelius Driscoll, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Driscoll, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
FLOOD: a surname of England and Ireland; in England from the Old English flod of flode - (dweller by the) stream or by the channel, gutter; in Ireland also for OMaoltuile or Mac Tuile, Ir. tuile - flood or toil(e) - will (of God), and in parts of Ulster for the Welsh surname Flood, Welsh llwyd - grey. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced iby Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: James Flood, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Widespread
GRIFFIN: a surname of Wales, England and Ireland, a pet-form of the Middle Welsh baptismal name Gruffud, " in the Welsh border countries introduced direct from Wales, in the eastern countries by the Brentons who came over with the Conqueror and were numerous there." Also in Ireland (O) Griffin, O Griobhtha, Ir. griobhtha - griffin-like. (Reaney, MacLysaght). See GRIFFITHS. Traced by Guppy in the Midlands and West, especially in Buckinghamshire and Warwickshire, and by macLysaght in Co. Clare. In Newfoundland: R., of Upper Bacon Cove (Conception B.), 1796 (CO 199.18) Richard Griffin, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Griffin, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Griffin, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Timothy Griffin, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Griffin, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Griffin, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Griffin, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
GUSHUE: a Newfoundland variant of the surname of France and Jersey (Channel Islands), Guizot, probably in its Breton from Guiziou, a diminutive of the baptismal name Guy (See GUY). (Dauzat). In Newfoundland: John Goushou, of Lower Bacon Cove (Conception B.), 1775 (CO 199.18) George Goushoe, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Nicholas Goushoe, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Goushoe, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Charles Gushue, planter of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) George Gushue, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) George Gushue, planter of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Gushue, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Gushue, of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Gushue, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Robert Gushue, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Charles Gushue, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially in the Harbour Main district at Bacon Cove.
KELLY: with a rare variant O'KELLEY, surnames of England, Ireland and Scotland; in England from the English place name Kelly (Devon), Cornish celli - wood, grove; in Ireland and Scotland for (Mac) Kelly, Mac Cealliagh or O'KELLY, O Ceallaigh, ? Ir. ceallach - strife; also in Scotland from the Scots place name Kelly (Angus, Renfrewshire) or Kellie (Fife). (Reaney, MacLysaght, Black). MacLysaght remarks that MacKelly and O'Kelly are indistinguishable now that the Mac and O have been widely dropped, though he notes that O is being to some extent resumed. Traced by Guppy in Cornwall and Devon and the Scots Border countries, and by MacLysaght from MacKelly in east Connacht and from O'Kelly throughout Ireland where it is the second commonest name. In Newfoundland: James Kelly, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) James Kelley, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Kelly, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Kelly, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Kelly, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kelley, scattered. Kelly, widespread, O'Kelly, rare at Avondale
LARACY: a variant of the surname of Ireland, (O) Larrissey, O Learghusa, Is. lear - sea, gus - vigour. (MacLysaght) Traces by MacLysaght mainly in Co. Kilkenny and adjacent areas. In Newfoundland: Richard Laracy, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At Kitchuses, St. John's abd with large concentrations at Conception Harbour and Cupids.
LEARY: SEE O'LEARY
LEWIS: also spelt Louis, a baptismal name and surname of England, Wales, Ireland, France and the Micmac Indians of Newfoundland; in England from the Old Frankish personal name Hludwig (Latin Ludocivus , Old French Clovis, French Louis) containing the elements loud and battle, or from the English place name Lewes (Sussex); in Wales as an anglicization of the Welsh personal name Llewel (l)yn, ? contaning the element llyw - leader. (Withycombe, Reaney, Cottle, Spiegelhalter). Found widespread by Guppy especially in Monmouthshire, South and North Wales, and also widespread in Ireland by MacLysaght. In Newfoundland: John Lewis, farmer of Bacon Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Direc(tory) James Lewis, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Moses Lewis, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Lewis Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Lewis, widespread especially at Holyrood, Louis, unique
LYONS: a surname of England and Ireland,Lyon of England and Scotland, "Either from Lyon, the popular pronunciation of Leo and Leon,or a nickname f rom the lion," or from the French place name Lyons-la-Foret (Eure), or from an inn sigh; in Ireland for O Laighin in Co. Galway, eslewhere usually Lyne, or for O Liathain in Co. Cork, eslewhere Lehane. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Black). Guppy traced Lyon in Lancashire; Spiegelhalter traced Lyon(s) in Devon; and MacLysaght traced Lyons in Cos. Cork and Galway. In Newfoundland: Timothy Lines, of Lower Bacon Cove (Conception B.) 1788 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Bell Island (Electors 1955), Avondale.
MANSFIELD: a surname of England and Ireland; in England from the Old English place name Mansfield (Nottinghamshire) - the field bt the hill called Mam - ? breast; in Ireland for de Mandeville. See MAND(E)VILLE. (Cottle, Ekwall, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Essex and Oxfordshire, and by Maclysaght in Cos. Tipperary and Waterford. In Newfoundland: John Mansfield, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Mansfield, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Mansfield, Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Mansfield, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick of John Mansfield, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
O'DRISCOLL: SEE DRISCOLL
O'LEARY: LEARY, surnames of Ireland (with a ? Newfoundland variant LEARIE, O Laoghaire. "Laoghaire was one of the best known personal names in ancient Ireland" interpreted by Woulfe as calf-keeper. (MacLysaght, Woulfe). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Cork. In Newfoundland: S., of Upper Bacon Cove (Conception B.), 1806 (CO 199.18) Nicholas O'Leary, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) William Leary, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Leary, Sr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Leary, Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Learie, rare. O'Leary, scattered.
SKEHANS: SKEHEN, variants of the surname of Ireland (Mac) Skehan, Mac Sceachain ? Ir. sceach - briar, or confused with SKANES. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced (Mac) Skehan in Cos. Monaghan, Louth and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Thomas Schehan, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Skehans, rare. Skehen, unique.
WALSH: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland from Old English woelisc, Middle English walsche - foreigner (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght) See also Wallace, Wallis, Welsh. Traced by Guppy in Lancashire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght as the fourth numerous of Irish surnames. SEE WELSH BELOW. In Newfoundland: James Walsh, of Bacon Cove, 1835 (Voters List) James Walsh, farmer of Bacon Cove (Harbour Main), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Walsh, farmer of Bacon Cove (Harbour Main), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Walsh, Sr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Walsh, Sr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Walsh, Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Walsh, Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Walsh, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread in all districts
WELSH: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, Welch of Guernsey (Channel Islands) from the Old English wxlisc - foreigner, Welsh, British, Celtic, though, as Cottle comments, "the Welsh called and call themselves no such thing, " or a variant of WALSH, reflecting in Ireland, "the pronunciation of Walsh in Munster and Connacht." (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght , Black, Turk). Guppy traced Welch in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Wiltshire, Welsh in Scotland south of the Forth and Clyde; Spiegelhalter traced Welch, Welsh in Devon; MacLysaght traced Welsh in Munster and Connacht. SEE WALSH ABOVE In Newfoundland: Thomas, farmer of Bacon Cove (Conception B.), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
WHITE: WHYTE, surnames of England, Scotland and Ireland, White of Channel Islands from the Old English personal name Hwita, a shortened form of names brgining with Hwit - , or a nickname from Old English hwit - white, fair (of complextion or hair), or from Old English *with - (dweller by the) bend, curve (in a river or road), or from Norman French waite - lookout, place to watch from, or by confusion with WIGHT; also in Scotland an anglicization of the Gaelic M'Illebhain (MacGhillebhain); in Ireland also for such names as Bane, Bawn, Galligan, Kilbane, by translation or Ir. ban - white, geal - white. (Reaney , Cottle, Black, MacLysaght, Turk). See also WHITT, LEBLANC. Guppy found White widespread in England, White and Whyte south or the Forth and Clyde; MacLysaght found White numerous in every province since the 14th century and especially in Cos. Down and Sligo. In Newfoundland: George, of Bacon Cove, 1785 (CO 199.18) John of Rich White, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) George White, Sr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) George White, Jr., fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas White, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard White, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of Wm White, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Robert White, fisherman of Bacon Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: White, widespread in all districts.

 

 

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