: James Henry Guckian b. ca. 1816 married Catherine Hanley, Kiltoghert Parish, Co. Leitrim in 1845. They had two children: Jean b. 1846 and Celia b. 1847, baptised St. Mary's, Carrick on Shannon. Left for
: U. S. about 1848/49. In Rochester, NY on 1850 census. Need info on parents and siblings.
: Patricia Hackett Nicola
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I do not know if I have any information for you, but this is what I have. My grandfather was a Guckian and changed his name to Hackett when he came over to the US from County Leitrim. His name was John Hackett; his father was Patrick and great granfather's name was William. William had several sons and I am not clear on which one was my grandfather's grandfather. The sons names were William, John, James and Patrick. Can you tell me why there are two surnames? I once read that they are one and the same name, but I do not understand why.