While many of Irish names are quite familiar to most, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name Maggenis is Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis, which mean "son of Angus."
Early Origins of the Maggenis family
The surname Maggenis was first found in County Down
(Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster
, in Northern Ireland
, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Maggenis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maggenis research.Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1543, 1584, 1640, 1703, 1797, 1798, 1868 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Maggenis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Maggenis Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Maggenis revealed many spelling variations
, including Genis, Guinness, Magennis, Guinnessy, McGuinness and many more.
Early Notables of the Maggenis family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family at this time was Hugo Magennis (d. 1640) who was the Franciscan Bishop of Down and Connor; the second Viscount Iveagh, Brian Magennis who was killed in action in 1703; Richard and Richard the... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maggenis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Maggenis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Maggenis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Ellen Maggenis, aged 29, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874