Mcewen Family History
Mcewen Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ a widespread and old personal name possibly derived from eo ‘yew’ meaning ‘born of the yew-tree’ (see Ewen ). It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene ). This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. The usual spelling in Ireland is McKeown . Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’ a personal name from Latin Johannes (see John ). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish as in the surnames the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022