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Recorded in many forms including MacGenis, McGinnis, MaGennis, MacGuiness, McGuiness, McGuinness, Guiness, Guinness, and others, this is a famous name. It is arguably of both Scottish, Irish, and Manx origins, being derived from the early spelling of 'MagAonghusa'. This is considered to be an early form of the personal name Angus from 'aon' meaning one and '-gus', enterprise. As such Aonghusa means literally 'Unique enterprise'. The first bearer of the name is believed to be Aonghus Turimleach, one of three Irish brothers, who invaded Scotland in the 3rd century a.d, and gave his name to the district and county of Angus...

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Jim DeChant

My great grandmother was May Anne McGuinness born in London 29 Sep 1858 and died 8 Mar 1943 in Canton, Ohio, USA. Her husband was Henry G. DeChant (1856-1926), her father was John McGuinness born in Liverpool in 1831 and died 1884 in Kentucky, USA and her mother was Mary Monks born Lancashire 1831 and died there in 1901. Her parents were reportedly married 19 Sep 1842 in Dublin and all of Mary Anne's siblings remained in England the remainder of their lives (William 1850-1934, Rose Anna Bushell 1859-1902 and Ellen Joyce 1862-1913. I would love to learn more about her immediate family if anyone can assist.

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