. Both of these names connote a son of John, or a son of Owen.
, 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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A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different 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.