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Is Dugnon a variant of Degnan, Dignan, or Duignan?
Posted by: Robby (ID *****0567) Date: August 22, 2005 at 08:50:25
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According to a distant relative (we share a common ancestor, three or four times removed), my great, great grandmotherís maiden name was Dugnon. However, I have seen at least one published reference to her where her maiden name is given as Dagan.

I recently received some correspondence suggesting that Dugnon may be a derivative of the name O'Duibhgeannain, the more common derivatives of which are Degnan, Dignan and Duignan.

I also came across an inquiry at a County Leitrim message board whether, among other names, John Conboy and Mary Duignan, parents of a child born in July of 1865 in Rinn, were the same as John Conboy and Mary Dugnon, parents of a child born in December of 1866 in Rinn.

Any suggestions as to how, or whether, I might determine if Dugnon is a surname derived from O'Duibhgeannain, and/or if it might be a variant of Degnan, Dignan or Duignan, will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Robby


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