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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.

Any questions or comments, or to report any errors, please contact me by using the "contact" button below.

COMMUNITY OF ENGLISH COVE:


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FRY(E) , KEHOE, KING, LEARY, LUSH, O'LEARY, NETT, POWELL, STREET,

 

 
 

 



FRY(E): surnames of England, Fry of Ireland, from Old English frig - free (born), noble, generous, or sometimes ? Little person, child, offspring, as in the fry of fish; in Ireland an occasional synoym of Ferris in west Ulster. (reaney, Cottle, Maclysaght 73). Guppy traced Fry in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Surry and especially in Wiltshire. In Newfoundland: Charles, planter of Brigus, 1829, of English Cove (Conception B.), 1834 (DPHW 34) Charles Fry, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Fry, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Timothy Fry, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Timothy Frye, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Frye, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Frye, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Gus Frye, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Fry, scattered. Frye,scattered.
KEHOE: a surname of England and Ireland, with variants KEO(U)GH also of Ireland; in England "from Caieu, a lost town in the vicinity of Boulongne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais)," in Ireland for (Mac)Keogh, MacEochaidh, (Reaney, MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced (Mac) Keogh in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary, Roscommon, Wexford, and usually Kehoe in wicklow. Keough is the Midland form. In Newfoundland: James Kehoe, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Kehoe, planter of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Kehoe, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Sylvester Kehoe, planter of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Kehoe, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Sylvester Kehoe, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Keough, farmer of English Cove, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kehoe, scattered, Keough, widespread
KING: a surname of England , Scotland and Ireland, from Old English Cyng, a nickname from cyn(in)g - king, or also from cyn(in)g - king, a nickname for one of kingly appearance or qualities, of for one who had acted the part of a king in a play or pageant or had been 'king' of some festivity, or had seen service in a royal household. In Ireland, King is usually an English name, but it is also widly used as an anglicized form of several names, including CONROY, by pseudo-translation. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght). Guppy found King widespread in England, especially in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire, and Scoland, except the North. In Newfoundland: William King, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Robert King, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
LEARY: SEE O' LEARY
LUSH: a surname of England and Ireland, from Old French l'uis - the portal, hence doorkeeper, usher. (Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Dorset and Wiltshire. In Newfoundland: John Lush , of English Cove (Harbour Main Disrict), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Lush, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Lush, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Lush, Sr., fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Lush, Jr., fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Samuel Luch, Sr., fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Samuel Lush, Jr., fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Lush, farmer of English Cove, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Robert Lush, farmer of English Cove, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered especially at Marysvale.
NETT: This surname shows on the 1871 Lovell's Directory for Turk's Gut (Marysvale) listings. Following Directories do not list this surname nor anything near or sounding like it. NOTE: IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THIS NAME, WOULD YOU PLEASE E-MAIL ME. In Newfoundland: Michael Nett, farmer, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: UNKNOWN
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: Nicholas Leary, farmer of English Cove, (Marysvale) 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Leary, farmer of English Cove, (Marysvale) 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Leary, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Leary, farmer of English Cove, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Learie, rare. O'Leary, scattered.
POWELL: a surname of England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands, a shortened form of the Welsh hywel - eminent (See Howell), or a Variant of PAUL, or of POOLE; in Ireland also an occasional synonym of GUILFOYLE. (Withycombe, Reaney, Cottle, Turk, MacLysaght). Found widespread by Guppy in the south and west of England, especially in Herefordshire and MonmouthshireAnd in the South Wales, and by McLysaght in small numbers in all provinces. In Newfoundland: John Poele, farmer of English Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Henry Powell, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Powell, fisherman of English Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
STREET: a surname of England from Old English strxt - (dweller by the) street, Roman road, (or later hamlet), or from the English place name Street (Herefordshire, Kent, Somerset, Devon)0. (Reaney, Cottle). See also STRATTON, STRETTON. Traced by Guppy in Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and Wiltshire and by Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: James Street, farmer of English Cove (Conception B.) 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.

 

 

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