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This surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O'Duibhginn", descendant of Dubhceann, a personal byname from "dubh", black, dark, and "ceann", head. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "Mac" denoting "son of", or "O", grandson, male descendant of. The O'Duibhginn sept belonged to the barony of Clandonagh in the Leinster county of Laois, and the most notable family of the name, that of Kyle parish in West Laois, were keepers of the Bell of St. Molua. In the process of development O'Duibhginn acquired many variant forms including O' Deegan, Deegan, Deegin, Duigan, Deehan, Diggin and Deighnan...

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Mike Shone

I am descended from Michael John Duigan baptised in Dublin in 1839 whose parents I know nothing of were John Joseph Duigan and Judith Mulhall except some now deceased family said "they were from the west"... Michael Duigan and his siblings John , Henry and Elizabeth migrated to Australia and we have fairly good records of them and their descendants in Australia. All ideas on how to track down John Joseph and his spouse Judith Mulhall could let us move through our current "Brickwall"..Mike Shone - email -


Patrick Joseph Deegan (My Father) was born in 1913 in Dublin he played for Shamrock Rovers he died in BIrmingham England in 1980.

Aidan Vecqueray-Booth

I am trying to find out about my grandfather's side of my family, his name was Michael John (i think this was his middle name) Deegan, I think he was born in 1941, he died in 2000 I think but due to family quarrels I lost all contact with him when I was around 7/8 (sometime in the mid 1990's) so I never got to learn about my ancestors/heritage and would really like to know more about them


My grandfather was Patrick James Deegan from Downpatrick. born circa 1910. as Dagens, to Alexander Dagens/Deegan and Brigid Riley . any relations out there? my father was Kevin Patrick Deegan born in Birmingham. 1942. the family is spread out and ive lost touch with almost all of them. i have spent five years seeking the ancestry and now have all of the certificates going back to the early 1900s if anyone needs it among my siblings or cousins for their Citizenship. i would like to know more about my Irish family and to find relatives if they are out there.

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