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The Gookin surname appeared in Gaelic as Mag Uiginn, which is probably derived from a Norse forename. The name is usually pronounced as "McGwiggen" in it's homeland County Tyrone (especially around Omagh).

Gookin Early Origins



The surname Gookin was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Gookin Spelling Variations


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Gookin Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Gookin family name. Variations found include MacGuigan, MacGoogan, MacGougan,MacGookin, MacGuckin, MacGugan, MacQuiggan, MacWiggin, MacGucken, MacGuckian, MacGuiggan, MacGuighan and many more.

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Gookin Early History


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Gookin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gookin research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1616 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Gookin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gookin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gookin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gookin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gookin:

Gookin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Major-General Daniel Gookin (1612–1687), an American settler of Virginia and Massachusetts from County Cork in the late 1620s, and a writer on the subject of American Indians

Gookin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Gookin, aged 41, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Mrs. Gookin, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1894

Gookin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nathalia Gookin, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Sarah T. Gookin, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • F.W. Gookin, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • W.F. Gookin, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gookin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gookin (post 1700)



  • Dan Gookin, American author of the first "...For Dummies" books including DOS for Dummies and PCs for Dummies
  • Daniel Gookin (d. 1743), American politician, the 1st Sheriff of Worcester County, Massachusetts (1731-1743)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper patriae servire presto
Motto Translation: Always ready to serve my country


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Gookin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gookin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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