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Subject: Re: Sean.....a favour of your Irish surname book :o)
Author: Steve   (guest)
Date: May 1, 2004 at 9:20 PM
Reply to: Sean.....a favour of your Irish surname book :o) by Debra

My book has the following:

Gargan: fairly numerous: Midlands, etc. Ir. Ó Geargáin, gearg = fierce. Originally of Breifne and also occurring as Mac Geargáin.

Breifné seems to encompass present day Leitrim ... but that's close enough to Galway ...

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