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Who are the Irish Smith Clan

The Smith surname comes from the Irish Gaelic name Mac an Ghabhain, which means "son of the blacksmith." The Anglicized Smith became widespread, mostly in Co. Cavan where the sept originated and were one of the most powerful families in the area. Variations of this family name: Smith, MacGowan, McGowan, MacGowin, McGowin, MacGowen, McGowen, Gow, Gowan, Gowen, Gowin, MacGavin and many more.