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Re: Meaning
Posted by: James Degan Date: November 28, 2001 at 15:09:51
In Reply to: Meaning by Kathy Packwood of 87

Kathy,


Degan is actually a shortened version of the Irish name Deegan. The Deegan's are originally from County Clare.

The name is comprised of two Gaelic words, the spelling of which I am a little unsure, but they are something like this: "duibh" and "guinn" , the two words meaning "black" and "head". This is not as odd as it may sound; Schwartzkopf (as in General Norman) is literally translated as "Blackhead" from German.


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