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This name is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic O Taidhg. The Gaelic prefix 'O' indicates 'grandson' or 'male descendant of', plus the personal byname Tadhg meaning poet, bard or philosopher. There were four distinct septs of O Taidhg in Ireland, but from an early date the name became indistinguishable from MacTaidhg or MacTeague, the 'mac' prefix meaning 'son of'. Some branches of this family are said to be descended from Tadhg, brother of Connor O' Connor, King of Connacht, who died in 973. Others still, claim descent from a son of Cathair Mor, King of Ireland in A.D.

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Hi Mathew, The Tighe's of Waterford are related to the Emersons of Durham. If you want more info please get in touch. Phil

Matthew Emmerson

Hello according to my dna my mother’s family are from Waterford Ireland and they ended up in Durham etc . I myself are from near there in Middlesbrough

Phil Woodward

Hi does anyone know of the Tighe family from Waterford Ireland. At least one of the family moved to Cornsay in Durham around 1900 or earlier.

Charles Tighe

My family settled in Centralia, PA in 1848.

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