Hi there My name is Jennifer McGookin im 20 and live on the West Coast of Scotland. I have managed to find out some information on our family name it's not much but I hope it helps. The McGookin surname appeared in Galelic as Mag Uiginn, which is probably derived from a Norse forename. Spelling variations of this family name include: MacGuigan, MacGoogan, MacGougan, MacGookin, MacGukin, MacGugan, MacQuiggan, MacWiggin, MacGucken, MacGuckain, MacGuiggan, Mac Guighan and many more! First found in county Tyrone where they held a family seat from ancient times. Some of the settlers of this family name or some of its varients were; Andrew, Charles, Francis, Patrick, MacGucken, who all settled in Philadelphia Pa. between 1840 and 1870; Henry MacGuckain settled in Philadelphia in 1843.