McGovern Family Crest

The Irish surname McGovern is an anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mag Shamrain. The family takes its name for Samhradhan, the progenitor of the clan, who lived around 1100 A.D. and who was descended from Eoachaidh who lived in the 8th Century.  Teallach Eochaid ( Tullyhaw) in County Cavan is named after Eochaidh.  The name is mainly found in the counties of Cavan, Fermanagh and Leitrim in the northwest part of Ireland. Today there are approximately 17,000 bearers of the surname McGovern living in The United States. 

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