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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. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    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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