Re: McGivern & Magorian
Well, I'm really trying to test the hypothesis that Magorian and McGivern are actually the same "line", the former being an angliscization of Mag Uryn which I think is used equivalently with Mag Uidhrin in the distant past. (Mag Uidhrin is phoenetically equivalent with the angliscized McGivern)
Also, in the limited number of documentary sources widely avilable the incidence of the anglicised version Magorian seems to be relatively rarer the further back you go, which makes me think it is a "later" angliscization.
But that's only a theory, so I'm looking for some data. ( I may have some myself where I have found what could be a transition from the gaelic to both names within the one family round about 1800, but that's only one example.
Sorry if this has been a bit long winded. I was hoping that if i was more general in my enquiry, i'd get more data that didn't presume my conclusion, albeit I might have to do more work connecting the dots, so to speak.
Thanks for any help.