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Thread #66835   Message #1977669
Posted By: GUEST,Jess
24-Feb-07 - 12:26 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
On the note that many people seem leery that Mahone is an actual surname - it was my grandmother's maiden name and it does indeed rhyme with 'my home'. I'm unsure as to whether it is entirely an American-Irish surname, as I am researching the origins of this surname as I type (which is how I came across this fabulous site!!).

As a humorous side note, growing up in a predominately American-Irish area, the children at my grandmother's elementary school used to shout "pog mo thoin" every time her last name was mentioned. Luckily my grandmother had a wonderful sense of humor. :D