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Where did the Irish Hagins family come from? When did the Hagins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hagins family history?Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Hagins is O hAgain, which was earlier rendered as O hOgain. Traditionally, the name means young.
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Hagins were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Hagan, Hegan, Hagen, O'Hagan and others.
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A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hagins or a variant listed above: Agnes Hagan settled in New England in 1802; Alexander, Bernard, Charles, Henry, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Hagan all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
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