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Recorded as Kildea and Gildea, this interesting surname is Irish. It originates from the Gaelic Mac giolla Dhe, meaning the servant of god from the elments Mac meaning son of, Giolla, a servant, and Dhe, God. The surname in some places it has been corrupted to Gay, whilst in others by a curious semi-translation it has been changed to Benison. It is primarily a Donegal sept, but like so many of the followers of the O'Donnells some of its families migrated to Mayo, where, with Donegal, it is chiefly found today. In 1624, Daniel Guilday was vicar-general of the diocese of Killaloe, Co...
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    May 29th 1929/August 10th 2021. Robert FX Gilday, Born in Bronxville NY. Son of Will Gilday and Irene Anna Gilday(Benze).
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    Mary Gildea

    Through DNA analysis and research my great grandfather Robert was born near Claremorris @ 1854. Visiting Ireland September 2021 to hopefully find my roots.
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    My last name is Gilday though my ancestors were Gildea. They were from Granard in County Longford.
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    Terresa E.Gildea

    Ive sold the house, so .." I will arise and go now..." to Leitrim, and all of Ireland, find the missing bits of my soul. Also departing in September.
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    Headed to Ireland first week pf september See who I can find.
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