Behen



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Beahan rare: Dublin. Ir. Ó Beacháin. See Behan.
Behan numerous: Leinster & Kerry etc. Ir. Ó Beacháin, perhaps beach = bee. A literary sept of Laois/Offaly, some of whom moved to Kerry in the last two hundred years.MIF.
Ó Beacháin Behan, Beegan: líonmhar: Laighin & Ciarraí. Clann léannta i Laois/Uíbh Fhailí gur aistrigh cuid acu go Ciarraí. Tá Beegan i Luimneach & Beagan in Ulaidh. An bhrí: beach bheag, ainm a tabharfaí do leanbh, ach féach Ó Beagáin, leis.

    Maps

  • Behen in 1659.
  • Behen births mapped 1864-1913
  • Behen 1901 census map
  • Behen 1911 census map
  • Behen Roman Catholic baptisms

Parishes where Behen and a second surname are found together

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