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Recorded in many spellings including O'Dea, O'Day, O'Dee, Dea, Day, and Dee, this is an Irish clan surname of considerable antiquity and prominence. It is particularly associated with the West Coast of the country and specifically Counties Limerick and Clare. There are several villages which were at times in the past centres of the clan. These include Tully O'dea and Dysart O'Dea, both in County Clare. The modern name spellings are an anglicization of the original Gaelic O' Deaghaidh, which translates loosely as 'the searcher', and probably refers to early disciples or holy men. It is said that the English surname of 'Godwin' is the synonym, so perhaps the translation is not so far out...
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    Hello. My 3rd great grandma was Bridget O'Dea, born in 1864. Her parents were Patrick Odea and Mary Brennan. Her husband was Samuel Forde. She was born in Kilrush but Kilrush isn't listed.
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    I have never known the identity of my great great grandfather, James Drew, who was born to Mary Drew on 8th June 1849 in the Ledbury area of Herefordshire but a second cousin of mine, shortly before she died, said that Mary had had a liaison with a Mr O'Dea (Oday) and that he was son of a farmer in the general Herefordshire area. Would you kindly advise whether this is possible as all my other older relations have passed away and I am intrigued by this recent revelation. Many thanks in anticipation of your reply. Yours sincerely Nigel T Drew
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