McGowan



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McGowan households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

McGowan households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

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.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Gowan 58
Gowen 5
Magowan 68
Magown 2
McGowan 1149
McGowen 11
McGown 6
McGowne 2


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Gauen
Gowin
Mac an Ghabhann
MacGowan
MacGown
Mackgowen
Magouwon
Magowen
Magowne
Magwin
Margowin
Mc Gowan
Mc Gown
McGeowen
McGowin
Megowin
O'Gowan


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