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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Keown family in Ireland was Mac Eogain in Connacht, and Mac Eoin in east Ulster. Both of these names connote a son of John, or a son of Owen.

Keown Early Origins



The surname Keown was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where the first people to use this surname are thought to have originated. Soon thereafter, the name was also found in neighboring Leitrim.

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Keown Spelling Variations


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Keown Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Keown dating from that time include Keon, MacKeon, MacKeown, MacKewan, MacKoun, MacWing, Hone, MacOwen, Mageown and many more.

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Keown Early History


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Keown Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keown research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keown Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keown 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 Keown:

Keown Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James R Keown, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1815
  • Mary Keown, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Bridget Keown, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Samuel and William Keown, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keown (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keown (post 1700)



  • R. E. Keown, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912
  • Michael Huel "Mike" Keown, American Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives (2008-)
  • Martin Keown (b. 1966), former English footballer
  • Damien Keown (b. 1951), English bioethicist and authority on Buddhist bioethics
  • Dale Keown (b. 1962), Canadian comic book artist, known for his work on Marvel's Incredible Hulk
  • Anna Gordon Keown (1899-1957), English author and poet

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Keown Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Keown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keown 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2016 at 13:06.

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