Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the McEown family in Ireland
was Mac Eogain in Connacht
, and Mac Eoin in east Ulster
. Both of these names connote a son of John, or a son of Owen.
Early Origins of the McEown family
The surname McEown was first found in County Sligo
(Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht
in Northwestern Ireland
, where the first people to use this surname are thought to have originated. Soon thereafter, the name was also found in neighboring Leitrim.
Early History of the McEown family
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McEown Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the McEown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McEown family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McEown Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Patrick McEown U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X