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Where did the Irish Monagan family come from? What is the Irish Monagan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Monagan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Monagan family history?Many variations of the name Monagan have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Manachain, which is derived from the word "manach," which means "monk."
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Monagan 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. Monaghan, Monahan, Monagham, Monahon, Monagan, Mongan, Monaugher, Monck and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monagan research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Monagan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Monagan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Monagan:
Monagan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Monagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monagan 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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