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Origin and popularity of the name MCGOWAN

Origin

McGowan : Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (a') Ghobhainn or Mac Gobhann (Scottish) or Mac (an) Ghabhann (Irish) ‘son of (the) smith’. This name has also been Anglicized as Smith and Smithson.

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 13,084 individuals with the name MCGOWAN on Geneanet.

 

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    (108 individuals)

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    Variants of name MCGOWAN

    MCGOWEN MAGOWAN MCGOWN