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Heanaghan
English
  • Surname History:
    1. A variant, in co. mayo, of Ó hÉineacháin, which see. it is sometimes anglicised bird, on the erroneous supposition that it is derived from 'éan,' a bird. no doubt, it also stands for older Ó haonacháin, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. Descendant of eidhneachán'; the name of a family of ui fiachrach in co. mayo, who were formerly proprietors of a large estate in the parishes of manulla and balla; still common in that county, sometimes pronounced Ó hÉanacháin, and anglicised bird, being erroneously supposed to be derived from 'éan,' a bird, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Sources:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall

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