Log in  | New? Register
Italians want the EU to continue...?

36,114 MCGOVERN members around the world

Keep me informed as to MCGOVERN Family online & offline events

MCGOVERN points found: 2,270

MCGOVERN Family History

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...

The MCGOVERN Family Message Board

Leave a message for MCGOVERN family members.

  • Find your MCGOVERN ancestor
  • Tell us about your MCGOVERN Family
  • Ask a question about the MCGOVERN history
  • Tell us about your MCGOVERN ancestors
Areas of Origin for MCGOVERN

Invite more MCGOVERN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the MCGOVERN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest