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

McKewen Early Origins



The surname McKewen 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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McKewen Spelling Variations


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McKewen Spelling Variations



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.

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McKewen Early History


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McKewen Early History



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

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McKewen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKewen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKewen 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:

McKewen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Donald McKewen, aged 21, arrived in Canada in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKewen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKewen (post 1700)



  • Stan McKewen, American head basketball coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks (1942-1944) and (1945-1948)
  • Trevor McKewen, New Zealand CEO for the Auckland Warriors in the 1999 season
  • Camilla McKewen, Australian musician, known for her work with Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
  • Terence Mortimer McKewen JP OBE, New Zealand jurist awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1963

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McKewen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The McKewen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKewen 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 15 March 2016 at 16:12.

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