Mangen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Mangen originally appeared in Gaelic as O Mongain, which is derived from the word mongach, which means hairy.

Early Origins of the Mangen family

The surname Mangen was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat and styled as one of the Irish Clanns who were descendants of King Niall of the Nine Hostages. They were descended through Eochy Moyvane, to Niall Mor, his son, the great Niall of the Nine Hostages. Descended was O'Mongain the great chief of the Mangans whose territories included branches in Mayo, Connacht, Cork and Limerick.

Important Dates for the Mangen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mangen research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1852 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Mangen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mangen 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 Mangen revealed many variations, including O' Mongain (Gaelic), Mangan, Mongan, Mongin, Mungan, Mungen, Mongun, O'Mongan, O'Mongin, O'Mungen, O'Mongun, O'Mongun, O'Mangan and many more.

Early Notables of the Mangen family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mangen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mangen migration to the United States

Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Mangen or a variant listed above:

Mangen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Ernst Mangen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • John Mangen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]

Mangen migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mangen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Honora Mangen, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mangen (post 1700)

  • Lawrence Raymond Mangen, Government Administrator, Washington D.C

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
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