McGahern



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

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Cavan:5Meath:4

Surname Dictionary

Gaughran fairly numerous: Midlands etc. Ir. Mag Eachráin. A Cavan name; also appearing as MacGahern and MacGaughran. Eachra was an old feminine name but Eachrán was presumably male. MIF & SGG.
Gehern Very rare: Leitrim. Ir. Mag Eachráin. See MacGahern.
MacGaghran Very rare: Omagh (Tyrone). See Mac Gahern.
MacGahern Quite numerous: Cavan etc. Ir. Mag Eachráin, presumably derived from each, a horse.
MacGaughran Very rare: Cavan. Variant of Mac Gahern, q.v.
Mag Eachráin Mac Gahern: líon beag: Cabhán & rl. Clann de chuid Oirghialla. MIF.
Magaharn rare: Cavan, Dublin. Variant of Mac Gahern, q.v.
Megahran Very rare: Down-Armagh. Ir. Mag Eachráin. See Mac Gahern.

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