Last name: MCEWEN

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MCEWEN : This last name is indexed 30,409 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MCEWEN : Scottish and Irish:: 1: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ a widespread and old personal name possibly derived from eo ‘yew’ meaning ‘born of the yew-tree’ (see Ewen). It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene). This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. The usual spelling in Ireland is McKeown.2: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’ a personal name from Latin Johannes (see John). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish as in the surnames the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.

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