McKeoan heads of household in the 1911 census


Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

Surname Dictionary

Keon rare: scattered. Ir. Mac Eoghain. More usually MacKeon, q.v.
Keown fairly numerous: Fermanagh, Down etc. MacLysaght has given Ó Ceotháin in Fermanagh, but the general conclusion is that it is one of the many synonyms of the basic Mac Eoghain, which appears as Magone, MacCone, MacCune, MacEwen, MacGeown.
MacGeown numerous: Armagh-Down-Tyrone-Antrim- Monaghan-Louth. Ir. Mag Eoghain. From first name Eoghan. See also Mac Keown.
MacKeon numerous: all areas, especially Midlands & Connacht. Ir. Mac Eoghain, from old first name Eoghan (yew-born), or Mac Eoin (John). See Mac Keown.
MacKeown Very numerous: Ulster generally, Louth etc. Ir. Mac Eoin (Ulster). As Mac Keon.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Keon: 19
Keone: 3
Keown: 51
MacKeown: 10
McGeon: 1
McGeone: 2
McGeown: 57
McKeoan: 1
McKeon: 214
McKeone: 34
McKeowen: 1
McKeown: 391
McKeowne: 4
McKewon: 3

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