McGavan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Gavan rare: scattered. See Gavin.
Gavin numerous: S Leinster, N Munster, Mayo. Ir. Ó Gábháin, Ó Gáibhín. There were septs in W Cork and Mayo. They are now in all provinces. This name is both first name and surname in Scotland.MIF & SGG.
MacGavin Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Mac Gábháin, possibly gábhadh, want, need. See also Gavin. The name is in Scotland where it matches MacGowan, q.v.

Variants in Griffith's
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Non-Griffith's Variants

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