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Subject: Re: Linai T. Helms
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: May 30, 2007 at 9:44:25 AM
Reply to: Linai T. Helms by Gintautas
After Googling through geneological records dealing with the Helm and Taliaferro families, it seems that Linai is probably a respelling (adopted only by this particular individual) of Lynaugh or Lynagh, a surname which became a given name in the Helm and Taliaferro families after a Margaret Lynaugh married Thomas Helm in Virginia in the early 18th century. According to MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland, Lynagh is a surname which comes from Gaelic Laighneach, "the Leinsterman".

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