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.
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of
, where they were part of the main tribe in prehistoric times, known as the Corca Laoidhe.
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.
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.