. Both of these names connote a son of John, or a son of Owen.
, where the first people to use this surname are thought to have originated. Soon thereafter, the name was also found in neighboring Leitrim.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEown research.Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McEown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland
was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origins of the McEown family name include Keon, MacKeon, MacKeown, MacKewan, MacKoun, MacWing, Hone, MacOwen, Mageown and many more.