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This is a famous Anglo-Irish name, although the origin is Norse-Viking, pre 7th Century from "Stakkr". The name is job descriptive for a builder of Stacks, specifically hay stacks, and therefore a form of agricultural contractor. This peaceful occupation seems rather at odds with the "Stacks", later reputation in that the Irish holders of the name, who originally formed part of the English 14th Century Colonist policy, turned against England and were ferocious opponents in the Elizabethan Wars. The name is an early surname, the recordings include Simon Stakke of Hampshire in 1244, whilst in Ireland, John Stack was Bishop of Ardfert in 1588, whilst General Edward Stack lead the Irish Brigade (The Wild Geese) in the Napoleonic Wars (1792 - 1815)...

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Robert Patrick Walsh Fist

My Richard Stack was born 3 July 1803 in Listowel to John Stack and Bridget Stack. Richard married Ellen Shanahan in congregation of Moyvane 15 February 1831. Mary Stack is my great grandmother she was born 8 Jan 1832 in Kilbaha to Richard and Ellen. On the death certificate for my G Grandmother Mary Stack Walsh her father was listed as James Stack and her mother Ellen Shanon her death was 3 March 1912 in Lexington Kentucky

Robert Patrick Walsh Fist

Hello, I am Robert Walsh Fister from the states. My great grandmother is Mary Stack born 1832 in Kilbaha Kerry.Her father is Richard some articles have him listed as James, He married Ellen Shanahan and had the one child named Mary that is my Great Grandmother. Richard or James died sometime later and Ellen remarried a Mr George Gregory. One item I am trying to find is the death and burial of James / Richard Stack. Recently I found a James Stack in killehenny burial grounds that could be my James Stack died close to 1836. Any info on this James Stack would be fantastic. Thank you.

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