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COMMUNITY OF KITCHUSES:

 

 

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.

 

 

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COSTELLO , GUSHUE, HUGHES, KENN(E)Y, MANSFIELD MACHUGH,MURPHY, TOOLE, O'TOOLE,WADE, WALSH

 

 
 

 

COSTELLO:		a surname of Ireland, MacOisdealbhaigh.  "Oisdealb 
			was the name of one of the sons of Gilbert de Nangle, 
			and this is the first example of a Normal family assuming 
			a Mac name. The use of the prefix O is erroneous, though 
			it does occasionally occur in 17th century records" 
			(MacLysaght).  Cottle suggests that Costello is proberly 
			"son of Jocelyn" in an Irish form.  See NANGLE.(MacLysaght , 
			Cottle). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Mayo and formerly as 
			Costellow in Sussex by Guppy.

In Newfoundland:	D.Costelloe of Kitchuses, 1770 (CO 199.18)
			Timothy Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			John of Dan'l Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Maurice Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Michael of Mich Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Patrick of Jas Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			John of Patk Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Patrick Costelloe, Jr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Patrick Costelloe, Sr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			James Costelloe, Sr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Patrick of Patk Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			John of David Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			James of John Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			David of John Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Thomas Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 
			(McAlpine's Directory)
			David of Thomas Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			James of Thos Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			David Costelloe, Jr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Michael of Jas Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			William Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)
			David of Jas Costelloe, fisherman of Kitchewes, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)

Modern status:		Especially in the Harbour 
			Main and Ferryland districts.

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: Patrick Gushue, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) David Gushue, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Charles Gushue, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Gushue Jr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Gushue, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially in the Harbour Main district at Bacon Cove.
HUGHES: a surname of England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands, from the baptismal name Hugh (See HUE); in Ireland often a synonym of HAYES, O hAodha. (Reaney, MacLysaght, Turk). Found widespread by Guppy especially in North and South Wales and the Welsh border countries, and by MacLysaght in all provinces except Munster. In Newfoundland: John MacHugh, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
KENN(E)Y: surnames of England and Ireland; in England ? a variant of KENWAY; in Ireland sometimes of English origin,but usually from MacKenny, an Ulster variant of MACKENNA, or (O) Kenny, O Cionaoith, ? Ir. cionaodh - fire-sprung, or a synonym of KINNEY or Kilkenny. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced (O)Kenny in Cos. Donegal and Galway. In Newfoundland: David, of Kit Hughes (now Kitchuses), 1 775 (CO 199.18 William Kenny, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Robert Kenny, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) David Kenny, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Kenny, Sr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Kenny, Jr., fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Kenny, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kenney, rare. Kenny, scattered.
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 Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
MACHUGH: SEE HUGHES
MURPHY: a surname of Ireland and Scotland, (O) Murphy, O Murchadha, Ir. murchadh - sea-warrior, or Mac Murphy, Mac Murchada. MacLysaght notes that the "resumption of the prefixes O and Mac, which is a modern tendency with most Gaelic names, has not taken place in the case of Murphy, " that the majority of the Murphys in Ulster were probably oringinally Mac Murphy, and that Murphy is the most common name in Ireland. It occurs in Scotland from Irish immigration. (MacLysaght, Cottle). In Newfoundland: James, of Kit Hughes (now Kitchuses), 1803 (CO 199.18) William Murphy, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Murphy, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Murphy, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
O'TOOLE: SEE TOOLE
TOOLE: (O)TOOLE, surnames of Ireland, O Tuathail, Ir. tuathal, containing the elements people and mighty. (MacLysaght).Traced by MacLysaght originally in Co. Kildare and later in Co. Wicklow. In Newfoundland: Rodger O'Toole, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: O'Toole, scattered, especially at St. John's; Toole, rare, at Little Paradise (Plancentia B.) (Electors 1955).
WADE: a surname of England and Ireland from the Old English personal name Wada from wadan - to go, or Old German Wado, or from the English place name Wade (Suffolk), or from Old English (ge)wxd - (dweller by the ford. Reaney comments:"The persistence of the personal name may be due, in part, to the tale of Wade, [ a legendary hero], originally a seagiant, dreaded and honoured by the coast tribes of the North Sea and Baltic." (Reaney, Cottle, MacLsaght). Traced by Guppy in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and Yorkshire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in all provinces since the 13th century. In Newfoundland: Thomas Wade, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Wade, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) David Wade, fisherman of Kitchewes, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Conception Harbour
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. In Newfoundland: William, of Kit Hughes (now Kitchuses), 1776 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Widespread in all districts

 

 

TRANSCRIBED AND PROVIDED BY: Barbara McGrath -- June 2000

Page Revised: February 2004 (Don Tate)

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