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Ebrill of Limerick city





Origin of Ebrill

The family tradition is that the Ebrills were of Huguenot origin (Protestants from France fleeing persecution).
Though it looks like John Ebrill raised his children Catholic (i.e. they were Catholic pre-1805).

William Ebrill (bapt 1869) thought they were Huguenot.
Brian Ebrill's family thought they were possibly from the Brittany region. Charles S. Ebrill thought the Lyon region.
Felicity Ebrill said the family name had originally been d'Avril, and that her father Charles Ebrill had Protestant cousins.

  


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Close-up of Ebrill stained glass window, Redemptorists church, Limerick city.
It is obscured here, but it actually says "EBRILL", not "EBRIL".
Photo 2006. Light adjusted digitally. See full size and original.




Ebrill of Australia

Frankie Tormey says there was some scandal and a John Ebrill was sent away by his family (not by the state) to Australia, and was ancestor of Ebrill of New South Wales, Australia.




Other Ebrills of Limerick




Other Ebrills





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