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Multiple Origins for the Surname McGeehan



Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the McGeehan 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.

McGeehan Early Origins



The surname McGeehan 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.

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McGeehan Spelling Variations


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McGeehan Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McGeehan family name. Variations found include Keon, MacKeon, MacKeown, MacKewan, MacKoun, MacWing, Hone, MacOwen, Mageown and many more.

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McGeehan Early History


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McGeehan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGeehan research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGeehan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGeehan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGeehan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGeehan 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McGeehan:

McGeehan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine McGeehan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Susan McGeehan, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Dennis, George, James, John, Patrick, William McGeehan, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Eliza J. McGeehan, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Bridjet McGeehan, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Donegal, in 1898

McGeehan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McGeehan, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, Ireland, in 1902
  • Danie McGeehan, aged 55, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • James McGeehan, aged 23, who settled in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1908
  • Hannah McGeehan, aged 20, who settled in America from Ramelton, Ireland, in 1909
  • Fannie McGeehan, aged 55, who landed in America from Doocharry, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeehan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeehan (post 1700)



  • Albert H. McGeehan (b. 1944), American politician, mayor of Holland, Michigan (1993 to 2009), recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (2009)
  • Hugh V. McGeehan, American head football coach for the Villanova University Wildcats football team in 1923
  • Daniel "Dan" De Sales McGeehan (1885-1955), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Cornelius "Connie" Bernard McGeehan (1882-1907), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • William O'Connell "W. O." McGeehan (1879-1933), American sportswriter and editor of the New York Herald Tribune
  • Mary Kate McGeehan, American actress
  • John E. McGeehan (1880-1968), American Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1933 to 1950)
  • John McGeehan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884
  • Elizabeth McGeehan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952
  • Albert Howe McGeehan, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 23rd District, 1912
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The McGeehan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGeehan 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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