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Harragan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Harragan is O hArgain.


Early Origins of the Harragan family


The surname Harragan was 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 were part of the main tribe in prehistoric times, known as the Corca Laoidhe.

Early History of the Harragan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harragan research.
Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1715, 1849, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Harragan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harragan Spelling Variations


During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Harragan revealed many variations, including Horgan, O'Horgan, Horgon, Hourigan, Horrigan, O'Hourigan, O'Horrigan, Arragan, O'Arragan, Aragan, Harrigan, O'Harrigan and many more.

Early Notables of the Harragan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Harragan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harragan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Harragan, aged 23, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Liverpool, England

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