Last name: Mahon
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Mary Mahon Lynn
We're you aware that the capital of the island of Menorca, Spain in the Balerica Islands in the Mediterranean is MAHON? I think we may all have some Spanish in us, after all in ancient times people were being forced out of homelands for political and religious reasons.
Does anyone know what the coat of arms represents??
All Mahon's should have a stake of the Mahon Castle.
I am also from the West Indies, specifically Jamaica and my last name is Mahon. People of Irish descent are the second largest ethnic group in Jamaica.
umm im from the west indies and my last name is mahon
Its nice to find out history about the past.
Sinéad Nic Mhathúna
@James.b ...no not really, it depends on from which clan your Mahon variant name comes from - either the kingdom of Oriel (now Monaghan and surrounding counties to the north) or from Thomond (now the Clare, limerick & Tipperary counties in the south west) @Sardar Bilal ...you would need to do a geneology search to be sure, but it would have most likely occurred some time after the "Flight of the Earls" (circa 1600), or in any of the waves of emigration since. Mahons were pretty extensive in their scattering over the centuries! On the translation of the name, Mahon (spelt in old Irish as: Mathghamhain) is often reported as meaning "Bear" or "Calf", however, it has also been proposed that "Math ghAmhain" or "The Good One" is the real meaning. It is suggested that the term 'the good one' could have also been what the bear was referred to in ancient times out of superstition, or to the calf out of reverence (cattle were the measure of wealth in celtic times).
cool stuff! We Irish rock!!
Theresa Mahon Norman
There is still a Mahon castle in existance in Ireland and has been made into a museam.
I HAD NO IDEA I HAD SUCH A HIGHLY N RESPECTED NAME
I had no idea that this surname had such a noble history.
Sardar Bilal Mahoon
how and when Mahoon's come to india? can you plz tell me about that?
So really all mahon's and mac,mc, mahan etc are technically related! Kewl
Matthew Matso Mahon
this explains it well