The surname is one of the Anglo-Norman names that arrived in Ireland
in the wake of the 12th century invasion by Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke. The surname Nuigane belongs to the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. The name of the Nuigane family comes from one of the many places called Nogent in France. The Gaelic form of the surname Nuigane is Nuinseann.
Early Origins of the Nuigane family
The surname Nuigane was first found in county Westmeath
(Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
Early History of the Nuigane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nuigane research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1213, 1486, 1544, 1602, 1583, 1642, 1607, 1621, 1684, 1680, 1669, 1714, 1715, 1669, 1752, 1671 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Nuigane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nuigane Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name Nuigane revealed many spelling variations
including Nugent, Nogent, Newgent, Neugent, Newgant, Newgeant, Nuegent, Nougent, Newjeant, Nujent, Noigent, Nuigent, Nuijent, Nushend, Newshent, Newshand, Neushant and many more.
Early Notables of the Nuigane family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was Sir Christopher Nugent, 6th Baron Delvin
(1544-1602), an Irish nobleman and writer who was arrested on suspicion of treason against Queen Elizabeth I of England; Richard Nugent, 1st Earl Of Westmeath
(1583-1642), an Irish nobleman and politician, imprisoned for plotting against the... Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nuigane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nuigane family to the New World and Oceana
The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland's Great Potato Famine
resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name Nuigane: Christopher Nugent who settled in Virginia in 1638; as well as Arthur, Charles, Daniel, Edward, Hugh, Henry, Isabella, Jane, John, Margaret, Martin, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Richard, Robert, Terence, Thomas and William Nugent, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..