Vaughan (surname)

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Vaughan
Family name
Meaning "little"
Region of origin Wales, Ireland

Vaughan /ˈvɔːn/ is a surname, originally Welsh though also used as a form of the Irish surname McMahon.[1] It derives from the Welsh word "bychan", meaning small. The word mutates to fychan (and pronounced 'vuh-chan'), and so corresponds to the English name Little. People with the surname Vaughan include:

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  • Charles John Vaughan (1816–1897), English scholar and churchman
  • Clyde Vaughan, American basketball coach and former professional player,
  • Colin Vaughan (1931–2000), Canadian television journalist, architect, urban activist and politician
  • Crawford Vaughan (1874–1947), Australian politician, Premier of South Australia 1915–1917

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  • Ivan Vaughan (1942–1993) introduced John Lennon to Paul McCartney

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  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward (1985). Irish families: Their Names, Arms, and Origins. Irish Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-7165-2364-2. 

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