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Where did the Irish Caragan family come from? What is the Irish Caragan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Caragan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Caragan family history?Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Caragan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corragain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrigan, Caragan, Caraghen, Carigan, Carignan, Carragan, O'Carrigan, Corrigan, Corigan, O'Corrigan, Corigon, Corrigon, Corrigen, Korrigan, Korigan, Currigan, Courigan, Currigen, Kurrigan, Corregan, Coregan, Corigen, Korrigen, Korigen, Kurigan and many more.
First found in Fermanagh, in Ulster, where they are known to have been located since the 9th century. This family was related to the Maguires, and both families claim descent from the three Collas, who were Irish kings during the 4th century. Those of the Caragan family are now scattered widely across Ireland, with the exception of Munster, where they are uncommon. The dispersion of the family had already taken place by the 16th century, when bearers of the name were recorded in the counties of Meath, Monaghan, Offaly and Roscommon. Petty's census of 1659, lists Corrigan and O'Corrigan as among the most common names in the counties of Fermanagh, Longford and Offaly.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caragan research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1839, 1866, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Caragan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caragan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hugh Corrigan, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1750; James Corrigan, a convict sent from Middlesex county, England to American in 1764; Andrew Corrigan, who came to New York, NY in 1816.
The Caragan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caragan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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