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Dwan
English
  • Surname History:
    1. By 'translation' kidney; 'descendant of dubhán' (a diminutive of dubh, black); the name of several distinct families, viz.: (1) a meath family, anciently lords of cnodhbha, now anglicised knowth, in the parish of monkstown, but dispossessed at an early period and dispersed through leinster; (2) a family of corca laoighdhe in south-west cork, still numerous in that county, but sometimes calling themselves kidney in english; (3) a connemara family, an old family in that district and still well represented, but the name is sometimes made devany in english, as happens sometimes also in mayo; and (4) an old limerick family who now sometimes anglicise the name downes. at the end of the 16th century, Ó dubháin was a common surname throughout the southern half of ireland. Ó duibhín, which is synonymous, is often used interchangeably with it, especially in connacht, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Sources:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

Other Variations

Alternative Language

  • Gaeilge
    Source:
    An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir
  • Gaeilge
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
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