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The Irish Surname Teague (or MacTeige)

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Teague comes from the Irish Mac Taidgh (pronounced “mac-tie-g”). This literally translates as “son of Tadhg”. This Irish name also translates into the surname “MacTeige” and “MacTigue”. Its an example of a name belonging to no one specific sept – but comes from the fact that Tadgh was a common surname in ancient Ireland –

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The Irish Surname Coyle

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Coyle (or Mac Coyle) comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Chomhgaill. This literally translates as “devotee of St. Comgal”. This Irish name also translates into the surname “MacIlhoyle”. Today it is mainly found in the province of Ulster in Counties Donegal and Monaghan.

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