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Where did the Irish Hagan family come from? What is the Irish Hagan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hagan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hagan family history?Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Hagan 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 Hagan 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hagan research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1612 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Hagan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hagan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Hagan family in North America:
Hagan Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hagan Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hagan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hagan 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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