Dignam heads of household in the 1911 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 1911, with total occurences

Deegnan: 1
Degnan: 10
Deighnan: 1
Deignam: 2
Deignan: 43
Deignon: 2
Deugnan: 1
Diegnan: 4
Digenan: 1
Dignam: 32
Dignan: 27
Dignum: 2
Duegnan: 4
Dugnan: 1
Duiegnan: 1
Duigenan: 5
Duignam: 14
Duignan: 112

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