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Rohan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , Irish


The surname Rohan is derived from the Gaelic Ó Ruadháin.


Early Origins of the Rohan family


The surname Rohan was first found in East Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were a sept of the Ui Maine. Perhaps the first on record is Felix O'Ruadhain, Archbishop of Tuam, and an Irish prelate at the Lateran Council in Rome in 1215.

Early History of the Rohan family


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Rohan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roan, Rohan, Roohan, Ruane, Ruane, O Rouine, Rogan, O Rogan, Rowan and many more.

Early Notables of the Rohan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rohan family to Ireland


Some of the Rohan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rohan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rohan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H S Rohan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • J P Rohan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Georges Rohan, aged 17, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Tim and Fanny Rohan, who settled in New York State in 1853
  • Fanny Rohan and her son Tim, aged 7, who arrived in New York State in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rohan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Rohan, aged 33 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Greenock" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 53)
  • Miss. Bridget Rohan, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Munn" departing 16th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 13th August 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  • Mr. James Rohan, aged 40 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lotus" departing 15th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 24th June 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  • Mrs. Mary Rohan who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Munn" departing 16th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 13th August 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)

Rohan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Rohan, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"

Rohan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elisa Rohan, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Michael Rohan, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Martin Rohan, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Rohan (post 1700)


  • Michael Scott Rohan (b. 1951), Scottish fantasy and science fiction author
  • Denis Michael Rohan (1941-1995), Australian who attempted to burn down the al-Aqsa mosque in 1969
  • Gareth Rohan Breese (b. 1976), West Indian cricketer
  • Rohan Spong (b. 1981), Australian film director and photographer
  • Rohan Veal (b. 1977), Australian specialist in the International Moth Class dinghy class
  • Rohan Deakin Rivett (1917-1977), Australian journalist, author and editor of the Adelaide newspaper The News (1951 to 1960)
  • Rohan Ricketts (b. 1982), English soccer player

The Rohan Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cresco per crucem
Motto Translation: I increase by the cross


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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 53)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)


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