Dignam heads of household in 1901 census


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Surname Dictionary

Degnan rare: Antrim. See Deignan.
Deighnan fairly rare: Connacht, Belfast area (Deignan). Ir. Ó Duibhgeannáin (dark head). See Duignan which relates to Roscommon. SGA gives Ó Duígeannáin as the modern version.
Dignam fairly numerous: Dublin etc. See Duigenan.
Dignan rare: scattered. See Duigenan.
Duignan fairly numerous: Midlands, E Connacht. Ir. Ó Duibhgeannáin. Derivation possibly similar to Duffin. They were a noted literary family of Roscommon. SGG.
Ó Duibhgeannáin Duignan (-m): cuíosach líonmhar: Lár na Tíre & oirthear Chonnacht. Clann liteartha i Ros Comáin & Liatroim a b'ea iad. Brí: dubh + ceann. MIF & SGG.

Variants in 1901, with total occurences

Deegnan: 2
Degnam: 1
Degnan: 13
Degnon: 2
Deignam: 3
Deignan: 41
Deignon: 1
Deugnan: 2
Diegnan: 3
Dignam: 34
Dignan: 38
Dignane: 1
Dignon: 1
Dignum: 1
Duegnan: 1
Dugnan: 2
Duiegan: 1
Duiegnan: 1
Duigenan: 7
Duignam: 17
Duignan: 97
Dygnan: 1

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