O'Gowan


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No O'Gowan households in mid-19th century Ireland


O'Gowan households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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No O'Gowan households in the Primary Valuation between 1847 and 1864.

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.
Ó Gabhann: Gowan, Smith: D'éirigh an chlann sa sa Dún, mar a bhfuil Baile Uí Ghabhann, ach táid measctha le Mac Gabhann anois.

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


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Gabhann
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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