McGowan


    Maps

  • McGowan in 1659.

  • McGowan births mapped 1864-1913

  • McGowan 1901 census map

  • McGowan 1911 census map

  • McGowan Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname

  • Family histories: 2
  • Full surname history

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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Antrim:62Armagh:30Belfast city:24Cavan:11
Clare:10Cork:1Cork city:1Derry:65
Donegal:102Down:86Dublin:9Dublin city:2
Fermanagh:7Galway:1Kildare:7Kilkenny:3
Leitrim:391Longford:3Louth:3Mayo:81
Monaghan:8Roscommon:10Sligo:202Tyrone:28
Westmeath:1Wicklow:1

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
& total households

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Gowan: 58
Gowen: 5
Magovane: 5
Magowan: 68
Magown: 2
McGowan: 1149
McGowen: 11
McGown: 6
McGowne: 2

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Gauen
Gauna
Gawan
Gawin
Gowin
Mac an Ghabhann
MacGowan
MacGown
Mackgowen
Mageown
Magouwon
Magowen
Magowne
Magwin
Margowin
Mc Gowan
Mc Gown
McGawan
McGawn
McGeowen
McGoune
McGowin
Megowan
Megowin
O Gowen
O'Gowan


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