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This Irish surname which originated, it is claimed, in County Sligo, uses the Gaelic diminutive 'Eoghain', translating as 'Little Owen' or perhaps 'son of Owen' as its basic form. 'Owen' is in fact the Welsh form of the Hebrew John, and is believed to be first found in Ireland in the 7th Century A.D. when the early Christians arrived from Europe. The clan held important lands in the barony of Kiltartan, in County Galway in the 16th century. In fact area was at that time known as 'Termon Brian MacOwen'. The Irish clan name spellings are generally MacKeown, formerly MacEoghain, in Connacht, MacKeon, formerly MacEoin, in County Down, whilst in County Fermanagh to give another variation it was originally O'Ceothain, and is now O'Hone! The famous Irish etymologist Edward MacLysaght claimed that with 'Keon' the prefix O' and 'Mac' are interchangeable...
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    James McKeon Direct ancestor (5 generations) Birth: 1819 - Ireland (would like to find out where in Ireland he is from) Death: Aug 21 1889 - Kensington, Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Parents: Patrick Mckeon and Ellen McKeon Siblings: Charles, Rosanna, Patrick, Mary J, Hellen, Ellen and Matilda Wife: Anna McKeon (born Price)
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    john mckeon born 1821 parish Drumreilly. John was in 88th regiment of Connaught Rangers in 1850 ,He fought in Indian Revolt in 1857 . he moved to Middlesbrough UK in 1870 . He married Bridget McGowan in 1867. in drumkeeran manorhamilton . Johns father was Bernard Mckeon born around 1788. for some reason when John moved to UK he added an e to the name . Mckeone.
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    Pablo MacKeon

    Hi, my name is Pablo MacKeon, Im from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My greatgradfather came in 1853 from Columkille, Longford, his name was Michael James MacKeon
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    What part of Longford? I am a Mc Keon from Longford.
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    Jane M. McKeon

    Family of John Patrick McKeon, of Brooklyn NY, traced back to County of Longford Ireland. Seeking relatives that are still in Ireland.
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