McGowan


    Maps

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

The surname


Parishes where McGowan and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Surname Dictionary

Gowan Quite numerous: Belfast area, Cork, Dublin. Ir. Mac Gabhann (son of the smith). A sept of Cavan. There was also Ó Gabhann, from Down; all tend to be anglicised Smith but the form MacGowan, which is nearest the original, is still numerous. IF.
Mac an Ghabhann Mac Gowan & rl. Féach Mac Gabhann, ach sé seo an bun-leagan, is cosúil. Bhí meas mór ag Gaeil ar ghaibhne - déantóirí airm - agus ní foláir gur éirigh an sloinne in a lán áiteanna éagsúla. Sé Smith an sloinne is coitinne i measc na Sasanach.
MacGowan Very numerous: all areas, especially Donegal-Derry-Sligo-Mayo. Ir. Mac Gabhann, (Mac an Ghabhann, son of the smith). An important sept of Breifne, now generally anglicised Smith. See also Goan. IF & SGG.
Magowan numerous: Ulster generally. Ir. Mac Gabhann. Variant of Mac Gowan, q.v.

Variants in Griffith's
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Non-Griffith's Variants

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