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Board Name: Ireland
Beryl Fisher Virginia Beach USA Jul 12, 2003
Hello everyone,

I am researching the name of O'Raw which I'm told is from Ireland. I have been told that my great-grandmother was Agnes O'Raw from Dublin but I believe it was really her father who was from Ireland and married a Scottish lady. Agnes O'Raw married James Shearer Fisher, father of Thomas Fisher, who was the father of James Shearer Fisher, who is the father of me. The story goes that the O'Raws came to Glasgow to work in the shipyards during the potato famine. I also heard that once the O'Raws got to the Glasgow area they made a lot of money, but they drank it all away and never wrote anything down. (Hard to write when you're not at your best, eh?) So I'm searching for information on this family name.

Does anyone know anything about the name O'Raw? It sounds so uncommon... is it possible that it is a variation of another name that is more commonly heard?

Beryl Fisher
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