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Where did the Irish Haggerty family come from? What is the Irish Haggerty family crest and coat of arms? When did the Haggerty family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Haggerty family history?Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Haggerty family in Ireland was O hEigceartaigh, which is derived from the word eigceartach, which means unjust.
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Haggerty revealed spelling variations, including Haggarty, Haggerty, Hagarty, Hagherty, Haggety, Hagerty, Hegarty, O'Haggarty and many more.
First found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haggerty research. Another 388 words(28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haggerty History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Haggerty name: Anthony, Charles, Daniel, Edward Hagarty all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; along with Charles, Christy, Daniel, John, Michael, William Haggerty. In Newfoundland, Michael Hagerty was a fisherman in Quidi Vidi in 1785.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec flectitur nec mutant
Motto Translation: They neither bend nor change.
The Haggerty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haggerty 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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