Kavanagh Family History
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Kavanagh Name Meaning
in Wexford, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Caomhánach ‘son of Caomhán’ (see Kevin). MacLysaght says that this is a famous branch of the MacMurroughs. The name is said to have been acquired from the first Kavanagh having been fostered by a follower of St. Caomhán. Anglicization of Gaelic Mac an Mhanaigh ‘son of the monk’, from manach ‘monk’, a rare Mayo surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Cavan, Cavanagh, Kavanaugh, Harnage, Cavanah, Cavanaugh, Koyanagi