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Re: Degan-Wabash Co., IL 1800's
Posted by: BarB (Deagan) Andrews Date: August 16, 2001 at 11:07:52
In Reply to: Re: Degan-Wabash Co., IL 1800's by Degan Outridge of 87

Deagan is not the most common of Irish names, but it has been recognized as an Irish name with Gaelic roots.
Deegan (it is necessary to note that there are numerous variations in the spelling of this name) is listed in the SUPPLEMENT TO
IRISH FAMILIES as an anglicized form of the Gaelic-Irish name O'Duibhginn. According to Smith in the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAMES, Deegan, Degan, Deagan are all forms of one name meaning the grandson of Dubhceann which means black head.

My maiden name is Deagan and our youngest son's given name is Deagan.

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