The surname Meen originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Miadhachain," which is derived from the word miadhach, meaning honorable.
(Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern
province, Originally, "Ó Miadhacháin, this is the name of at least two distinct septs; it is now equally distributed throughout the four provinces."
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Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations
of the surname Meen were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Meighan, Meehan, Meegin, Meeghen, Meegan, Meakin, Meakins, Mekins, Mehan, Mehen, Mehigan, Mehegan, O'Meighan, O'Meehan and many more.