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Where did the Irish Corrigan family come from? What is the Irish Corrigan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corrigan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corrigan family history?Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Corrigan 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 (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, 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 Corrigan family is 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 Corrigan research. Another 219 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1839, 1902, 1802, 1880 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Corrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corrigan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corrigan Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Corrigan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Corrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corrigan 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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