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This most interesting surname is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "O' Buadhaigh", composed of the Gaelic prefix "O", "male descendant of" and the Gaelic personal name "Buadhaigh" from "buadhach", meaning victorious. Bogue is the usual Anglicized form in County Cork, while it is also found as Bowie (Kilkenny and Waterford) and Bowes and Bowie in the midland counties. The original Gaelic sept was located in the Corca Laoidhe country (south-west Cork). The Census of 1659 also records the name as Buoige and O' Buoige in Co.

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