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

McGeown Early Origins



The surname McGeown 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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McGeown Spelling Variations


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McGeown 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 McGeown family name include Keon, MacKeon, MacKeown, MacKewan, MacKoun, MacWing, Hone, MacOwen, Mageown and many more.

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McGeown Early History


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McGeown Early History



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

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McGeown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGeown Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGeown 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 were:

McGeown Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur McGeown, aged 32, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Eliza McGeown, aged 30, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Mary McGeown, aged 8, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Bernard McGeown, aged 4, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • John McGeown, aged 2, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeown (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeown (post 1700)



  • John P. McGeown, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 17th District, 1960
  • Pat "Beag" McGeown (1956-1996), Irish volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army who took part in the 1981 Irish hunger strike
  • Shane McGeown, Northern Irish football midfielder
  • Mark McGeown (b. 1970), former Scottish footballer from Paisley, Scotland

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McGeown Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. 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).
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The McGeown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGeown 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 14 January 2016 at 10:33.

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