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The MacGofferant surname was originally the Irish Gaelic Mag Shamhrain, which is derived from the word "samhra," meaning "summer."

Early Origins of the MacGofferant family


The surname MacGofferant was first found in County Cavan .

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Early History of the MacGofferant family

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Early History of the MacGofferant family


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MacGofferant Spelling Variations

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MacGofferant Spelling Variations


A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name MacGofferant include MacGovern, Magauran, MacGoveran, MacGoverin and others.

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Early Notables of the MacGofferant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the MacGofferant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacGofferant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the MacGofferant family to the New World and Oceana


Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name MacGofferant: Daniel MacGoveran, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840; Andrew, Bernard, Edward, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Terry, Thomas MacGovern all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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