Pigeon - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Pigeon—This name is the anglicised form of both a Scottish and Irish sept name. The Scottish name was assumed by a branch of the McCalman sept (Mac Calmáin); the name in Gaelic being Mac Coluim.

In the districts about Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, the M'Guigans, in may cases, have assumed the name of Pigeon (Mac Guaigín).

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees