Meaning and Origin of: Degan

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian (Venetian) and southern French : from Venetiandegan, Occitan decan ‘dean’, probably denoting someone in the service of a dean. See also Dean.
  • Irish : variant spelling of Deegan.
  • Respelling of GermanDegen.
  • French and Dutch : habitational name from the city of Ghent (Gand) in Belgium.