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Origin and popularity of the name MAHO


Mahoney : Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna ‘descendant of Mathghamhain’ a byname meaning ‘good calf’ a kenning for ‘bear’. There were two families in Ireland called O'Mahony in Cork and north-east Ulster. In Ulster Ó Mathghamhna has often been Anglicized as McMahon apparently by analogy with the later Mac Mathghamhna chieftain family in Monaghan.


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

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