Log in  | New? Register or use

11,114 KEEGAN members around the world

Keep me informed as to KEEGAN Family online & offline events

KEEGAN points found: 177

KEEGAN Family History

This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacAodhagain". The Gaelic prefix "mac" denotes "son of", and the personal name "Aodhagain" is a diminutive of "Aodh", "fire", originally the name of a pagan god. The great MacAodhagain sept originated in the ancient territory of Ui Maine (comprising mid-Galway and south Roscommon), where they held the hereditary office of "ollav" or awyer to the ruling families. A branch of this important Brehon (law-giving) family settled in the Leinster counties of Wicklow and Dublin, where the name was Anglicized Keegan, the original Anglicized form being Egan...

The KEEGAN Family Message Board

Leave a message for KEEGAN family members.

  • Find your KEEGAN ancestor
  • Tell us about your KEEGAN Family
  • Ask a question about the KEEGAN history
  • Tell us about your KEEGAN ancestors

Invite more KEEGAN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the KEEGAN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest