The MacEgan, Egan, Eagan, Eagen,
Agen, Agin, Agins, and Keegan Families
 


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Griffiths Primary Valuation

Given Names

The number of given names were very restricted. The table below gives the frequencies of first given names for householders at the time of the Primary Valuation.

Given Name

Freq (%)

John

15%

Patrick

12%

Michael

10%

James

9%

Thomas

8%

William

5%

Mary

3%

Peter

2%

Daniel

2%

Bridget

2%

Martin

2%

Edward

2%

Catherine

2%

Denis

1%

Francis

1%

Margaret

1%
Griffiths Primary Valuation Most Frequent Given Names of Householders (Egan, MacEgan, Eighan Householders ~2500)

This usually serves to complicate searches with families often staying with a set of given names. The naming conventions can however assist you in inferring the family connections. An unusual name such as Anastasia helps (3 occurences).

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Distribution by County

The following tabulation gives the distribution of Egans across the Irish counties 1850.  

County

Population (%)

Offaly (Kings County)

15.2%

Tipperary

12.6%

Roscommon

11.1%

Galway

9.2%

Mayo

8.0%

Clare

6.1%

Kilkenny

5.7%

Kerry

5.0%

Cork

4.2%

Dublin

3.9%

Leitrim

3.1%

Longford

2.9%

Westmeath

2.6%

Limerick

2.1%

Sligo

1.6%

Wexford

1.5%

Waterford

1.3%

Kildare

0.8%

Laois (Queens County)

0.5%

Cavan

0.5%

Derry (Londonderry)

0.5%

Antrim

0.3%

Louth

0.3%

Meath

0.2%

Carlow

0.2%

Down

0.2%

Tyrone

0.2%

Wicklow

0.2%

Donegal

0.1%

Fermanagh

0.1%

Armagh

0.0%
Griffiths Primary Valuation Distribution of Households by County (Egan, MacEgan, Eighan Householders ~2500)
Greg & Sue Egan 2000


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