Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Haggan is O hAgain, which was earlier rendered as O hOgain. Traditionally, the name means young.
Early Origins of the Haggan family
The surname Haggan was first found in County Tyrone
(Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster
, central Northern Ireland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Haggan family
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Haggan Spelling Variations
Those scribes in Ireland
during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Haggan family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Hagan, Hegan, Hagen, O'Hagan and others.
Early Notables of the Haggan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haggan family to the New World and Oceana
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 Haggan family in North America:
Haggan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Haggan, aged 18, who landed in America from Tyrone, in 1897
- Samuel Haggan, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Antrim, in 1897
Haggan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bridget Haggan, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
- Thomas Haggan, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
- Edward Haggan, aged 2, who settled in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1911
- Jane Haggan, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1911
- Thomas Haggan, aged 4, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Haggan (post 1700)
- Mario Marcell Haggan (b. 1980), American NFL football linebacker for the St. Louis Rams
- Mark Haggan, British businessman and charity activist, Chairman of the AIESEC Foundation, and the READ International
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