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Old 22-09-2014, 07:38 PM   #206
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Diana, Princess of Wales wearing an elegant gown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987...

MacGown...This interesting surname is a variant of MacGowan, which is of Scottish and Irish origin is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Gobhann (Scotland) and Mac Gabhann (Ireland), patronymics from occupational bynames meaning "Smith". It may also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Owein (Scotland), a patronymic from the given name Owen or Ewan, itself deriving from the Greek Eugenios meaning "well-born", "noble". The surname dates back to the early 16th Century..Variations in the idiom of the spelling include McGowing, McGown, MacGoun, Mac Gow, Gowan and Gowans. Among the sample recordings in London are the marriages of John Gowans and Jane Dunbar on September 4th 1770 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, and of George Gowans and Harriot Jane le Tellior on March 13th 1788 at St. Paul's, Covent Garden. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gilbert Makgowin, which was dated 1526, a follower of the Earl of Cassilis, during the reign of King Henry V111, known as "Good King Hal", 1509 - 1547. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling...

Mac Gowan, sometimes, McGowan or, simply, Gowan, is a surname of ancient Gael royals. The MacGowan were one of a group of ancient Dál Fiatach dynasties that ruled Gaelic Ireland's Ulaidh nation or Uluti tribe. The MacGowan produced several of the over-kings of the Ulaidh and their last patrimony, which was Ulidia. Circa late 12th century A.D., English armies expelled the MacGowan from the Ulidia (kingdom) area or what is today the southeastern part of Northern Ireland or Ulster (in modern media usage) and into the area of what is today the modern Republic of Ireland's Donegal. The area of modern Donegal was then comprised within the last standing Gaelic sovereignty and stronghold of Tirconnell kingdom, which was ruled by the O'Donnell dynasty royals..As noted further in source by John O'Hart, though not an occupational surname, MacGowan evolves as an Anglicization of the original Gaelic language personal description or nickname "gobha", meaning in English language "blacksmith". For this reason, the surnames of some septs of the MacGowan are alternately anglicised to Smythe (surname) or Smith..

The McGowan family is a noble family holding titles in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and the Peerage and Baronetage of Ireland ..The McGowan family has direct links to the Pepys family (the Earls of Cottenham), and the Nevill family, holders of the titles of Marquess of Abergavenny, Viscount Neville and Earl of Abergavenny...A gown, from medieval Latin gunna, is a usually loose outer garment from knee- to full-length worn by men and women in Europe from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century, and continuing today in certain professions; later, gown was applied to any full-length woman's garment consisting of a bodice and attached skirt. A long, loosely-fitted gown called a Banyan was worn by men in the 18th century as an informal coat..Trooper Malcolm (Mal) Graham MacGown, BDSc former Australian 1st Commando Regiment.. Captured by the eminem, later released.. Referred to as
'Stan' in the books.. know, there are times when you try my patience.. There's nothing to it.. It's all in your mind..Why they could pull every tooth in my head and I wouldn't even feel it...

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