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Recorded invarious spellings including MacGovern, McGovern, McGowran, Govern, and the original Magauran, this is an Irish surname of some history and reputation. It derives from the ancient Gaelic Mag Shamhradrain, translating as "the descendant of the summer person" "samhra" meaning summer. Quite why anybody should have such a nickname is unclear, but it is claimed that the first name holder was one "Samhradan" who lived about the year 1100. Certainly the clan held lands for many centuries in what is now County Cavan, at a place called Tullylaw, and also at the village of Ballymagauran. They seem to have had a long love-hate relationship with the Maguires...

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Timothy McGovern

Frances Medico, I believe that my mother has I for that you are looking for. I’ve been to Glangevlin in County Cavan and seen tombs of the Lotds of Tullyhaw (McGovern). Please send me an email for info. Thanks! Tim McGovern

Roger D Dick

Looking for ancestral info for James McGovern, Born in County Cavan about 1819 and migrated to U. S. In or about 1849, ending up in Grundy County, Tennessee.

Ken Bridgers

I can help that’s my 5th great grandfather!

Frances Medico

Looking for parents/family Patrick Charles McGovern (1817-Dec 3, 1862) from Glangevlin, County Cavan. he married Bridget McMurray (1819 - Dec 16, 1891). They moved to Lebanon, PA, USA.


Mary Jack nee Mc govern 8/1/1924 daugther Helen McGovern mother John mc govern Dad Born in Scotland but looking for irish decendents


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