The surname Journigan was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as Chiefs of the Clan O'Cormacan. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Thomond, Roscommon and Down.
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Spelling variations of this family name include: Cormacan, O'Cormacan, Journigan, Gormican and many more.
Early Notables of the Journigan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Journigan family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..