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Origin and popularity of the name GILSENAN

Origin

Gilsenan : Irish (Meath): shortened form of MacGils(h)enan an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanáin ‘son of the servant or devotee of Saint Senan’. Gilsenan has sometimes been Anglicized as Gilson and a northern Irish variant Mag Uinseanáin formerly Anglicized as McGunshenan has now been replaced by Nugent. Leonard has also sometimes been adopted as equivalent.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 134 individuals with the name GILSENAN on Geneanet.

 

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