The surname ‘Driscoll’ originates from Ireland. It is derived from the Anglicised Gaelic form ‘O’hEidirsceoil’ meaning ‘descendent of the messenger’, from the Gaelic word ‘eidirsceol’ meaning ‘go between’, ‘intermediary’, ‘news bearer’ and ‘sceol’ meaning ‘story’, ‘news’. Most bearers of this surname claim descendant from a single Tenth century ancestor. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Curran’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the tenth century, as recorded in Ireland. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, high unemployment, and the misconception that America was a land of golden opportunity. It is has… Coat of arms: Argent a ship or anc…
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