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In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name MacMohan was written Mac Mathghamhna, which later became Mac Mathuna. Both names are derived from the word mathghamhan, which means bear.

MacMohan Early Origins



The surname MacMohan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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MacMohan Spelling Variations


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MacMohan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacMahon, MacMann, MacMahan, MacMohan, Mc Mahon and others.

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MacMohan Early History


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MacMohan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacMohan research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1119, 1600, 1650, 1680, 1715, 1737, 1747, and 1780 are included under the topic Early MacMohan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacMohan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacMohan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernard, Francis, James, John, Michael, Patrick MacMahan all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860; Mary McMahan settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1849.

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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: So dorn dona dhubhfuiltish
Motto Translation: Here's a fist for the dark-blooded


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MacMohan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The MacMohan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacMohan 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 2 October 2003 at 16:02.

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