Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
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 McKewen family
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 McKewen family
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McKewen Spelling Variations
spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name McKewen include Keon, MacKeon, MacKeown, MacKewan, MacKoun, MacWing, Hone, MacOwen, Mageown and many more.
Early Notables of the McKewen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKewen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKewen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McKewen (post 1700)
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