Cowan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Cowan numerous: Down and Ulster generally, Dublin. Ir. Mac Comhdhain, Ó Comhdhain. From a rare early personal name Comhghan. Also as MacCone. However, Cowan is a common Scottish name (of similar derivation) which may account for many in Ulster.
Cowen Very rare: E Ulster. See Cowan.
MacCowan rare: Antrim, Kerry etc.Ir. Mac Comhdhain. There is a Scottish connection but it is in any case a synonym of Mac Cone, q.v. MIF.
Macowan Very rare: Derry. Ir. Mac Comhdhain. See Mac Cone.
Ó Comhdhain Cowen, Cowan: deir Mac Giolla Iasachta go bhfuil an bun-sloinne imithe i léig ach freagraíonn Cowan do Mac Comhdhain i gCúige Uladh. Litriú nua: Ó Comhain.SI.

Parishes where Cowan and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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