McGeehan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Gaoithín Mac Geehan, Mageean: líon beag: Doire-Tír Eoghain. Sloinne Conallach go mbíonn Mac Gahan orthu, leis. MIF.
MacGeehan Quite numerous: Derry-Tyrone. Ir. Mac Gaoithín, perhaps from gaoth, wind. See also Guihen & Guiheen. Another Ir. version Mag Aedhín is possible.
Mageean Quite numerous: Down. Ir. Mag Aedhín, (SGA). Dimin. of Aodh. However, Woulfe gives Mac Gaoithín, also in Ulster.
Magihan Very rare: Belfast. Probably as Mageean.

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