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Origin and popularity of the name MORGAN


Morgan : 1: Welsh (especially Glamorgan): from the medieval Welsh personal name Morgan Morgant (Old Welsh Morcant of uncertain etymology).2: Irish: importation of the Welsh surname (see 1 above) to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan).3: Scottish: probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.4: Altered form of Maugans a surname of German origin.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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