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Origin of the name GAWNE.
Etymology of the name GAWNE.
Meaning of the baby name GAWNE.

  

GAWNE.  A Manx form of old Celtic Gobannonos (q.v.), meaning "blacksmith," or "the divine smith."  Some derive it from gobhainn, a diminutive of gob (bill, beak). (A Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Macleod, 1853).  Also spelled Gawen.  Irish Goban.  Scottish Gavin.  Welsh Gofannon.

"Maelbrighde Mac-an-Ghobhann," A.D. 1061.

MacGawne [1422], M'Gawen, M'Gawn [1430], Gawen [1517], Gawne [1586], Gawn [1599], Gown [1601].

... The smith in olden times was a very important personage, as being the maker of armour and weapons, and since this trade, like others in that day, descended from father to son, its designation would soon become used as a surname. (Manx Names, Moore, 1906)

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