From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Mac COMHDHAIN, Mac COMHGHAIN—IV—M'Cowane, M'Cone, MacCowan, MacKone, MacKoen; 'son of Comhdhan,' or 'Comhghan'; originally a Meath surname, but long dispersed through Ulster. It is difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish its anglicised forms from those of Mac Eoghain, which see.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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