AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Mac EOGHAIN—IV—MacOwen, MacEown, MacCone, Mac-Kone, MacKeoan, MacKeown, MacEwan, Keown, Coen, Cowan, Coyne, Owen, Owens, &c.; 'son of Eoghan' (an old Irish personal name meaning 'well-born'); a Sligo surname. Its anglicised forms and those of Mac Eóin (which see) are pronounced so nearly alike that it is impossible to distinguish them. See Mag Eoghain.

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