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Naughton Genealogy

Naughton Genealogy

Sponsored By Bill Naughton

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This Web Site is dedicated to helping people doing genealogical research on Irish Naughton family lines in all of its varied spellings--from the original O'Neachtain (Ua Neachtain) to O'Naghten, Naghten, Naghtan, Naughtan, Naughten, Naughtin, Naughton, Nocton, Nockton, Knockton, Nattan, McNaughton, Norton and other Anglicized variations of the original Irish pronunciation.

It includes an ongoing attempt to trace the history of the Naughton family line from its legendary origins within the ancient Celtic Laigin or Dumnonii ethno-tribal group in Normandy to its leadership position in Ulster Province and later within the Hy-Many (Ui-Maine) kingdom in Connaught Province, to its rule of the extensive plains of Maonmagh in County Galway until the Anglo-Norman conquest, to its forced movement to southern County Roscommon where it ruled the Faes or Fews (woodlands] between Athlone and Ballinasloe--historically known as "Naughton Country"--and to the later widespread movement of Naughton families to other parts of Ireland and abroad following Oliver Cromwell's resettlement of Ireland.

This site also consolidates links to other articles, such as one of my efforts to trace my own Naughton family line in northwestern County Roscommon, as well as links to other web sites dealing with Naughton family lines and to other resources which should help Naughton descendants search for their ancestors. I wish you success.

New information and suggestions for improving this web site are always appreciated, especially references to other links to Naughton-related sites.

Links to Naughton genealogical articles, web sites and mailing lists:


A History of the Naughtons in Ireland
Researching My Own Naughton Family Line in Ireland
The Naughtons in Paterson, N.J.

Web Sites/Mailing Lists/Archives

The Naughton Family Genealogy Forum
Naughton Surname Message Board
Naughtin/Norton Ancestors
Tom Naughton's Genealogy Home Page, including County Clare Naughton records
Naughtons from County Limerick and Australia
Naughton/Naughtin Baptisms (1784-1867) from Bruff Parish, County Limerick
Naughton Family Genealogy Home Pages
Rootsweb's Naughton Surname Mailing List and Archive
Ancestry Message Board: Naughton Surname
Rootsweb's Norton Surname Mailing List and Archive
Rootsweb's McNaughton Surname Mailing List and Archive
Scottish MacNaghtens in County Antrim

The Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy Website, which includes the1901Census
The Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy Bulletin Board
Rootsweb Roscommon Genealogy Links
FIANNA Roscommon Genealogy
County Roscommon Genealogy Links
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites for Ireland and Northern Ireland
The LDS Mormon Church's searchable Family History website
The LDS Mormon Church's Genealogy website, including its massive library of microfilmed genealogy records
County Roscommon Catholic Parish Records, with LDS listings
County Mayo Catholic Parish Records, with LDS listings

County Roscommon Mailing List and Archive
County Mayo Mailing List and Archive
County Clare Mailing List and Archive
County Galway Mailing List and Archive

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