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

MacGofferin Early Origins



The surname MacGofferin was first found in County Cavan .

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MacGofferin Early History


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MacGofferin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacGofferin research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1410, 1476, 1444, 1476, 1547, 1593, 1587, 1593, 1581 and 1587 are included under the topic Early MacGofferin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacGofferin Spelling Variations


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MacGofferin Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name MacGofferin revealed spelling variations, including MacGovern, Magauran, MacGoveran, MacGoverin and others.

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MacGofferin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacGofferin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacGofferin 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the MacGofferin name: 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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