in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Geaney has appeared as MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.