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Subject: Re: Does anybody know the meaning of my surname..?
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 15, 2006 at 9:02 PM
Reply to: Re: Does anybody know the meaning of my surname..? by Sean Foglai

Deacon
English: occupational name for a deacon, or perhaps more probably for his servant. In Middle English two forms coalesced: deakne, from Old English, and diacne, from Old French. Both are ultimately from Late Latin diaconus, from Greek diakonos ‘servant’.
Irish: when not of English origin; it was taken to Ireland in the 17th century, it may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deocáin ‘descendant of Deocán’, a personal name of uncertain derivation and meaning.

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