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Help with a name

Help with a name

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So I need help with a name in this document. This is a marriage record from my great great grandparents in St Louis Missouri. It lists the names of their parents, but I am having a hard time reading the one I highlighted. I believe is says Crebaugh but I just don't feel convinced that is it. When googled it does show as a surename but not many people have it, and it just doesn't seem very Irish to me. I am new to family history and my Irish roots, so any help you can give would be awesome. I know that it says US french catholic church but I know that they were from Ireland. I believe this was the only catholic church at the time that they could be married in. St Louis didn't have a Irish parish yet.https://d2b4i25io5fq3v.cloudfront.net/10-08-2018/d78ed8ac-ed73-4ded-9233-71e1.jpg
Posted Fri 10 Aug 2018 5:38 PM
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Hi Lindsay,

That's some very ambiguous handwriting indeed. My first guess was Crebaugh too, but as you said - that doesn't sound very Irish. It's the fourth letter that's causing problems. Have you tried using alternatives like Crefaugh, Crelaugh, Credaugh, or even a surname that ends with -ough? The conspicuous dot on the "e" might indicate it's an "i" in fact.

Hopefully some of our expert members proficient in handwriting deciphering will jump in with some other suggestions!

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