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The surname Ardagh is toponymic in origin, belonging to a small number of Irish surnames which are drawn from place names. The place name Ardagh belongs to parishes in five different counties, as well as to the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois. The Ardagh Chalice was discovered in 1868 in Reevassta Fort, in a place called Ardagh, three miles north of Newcastle West.

Ardagh Early Origins



The surname Ardagh was first found in County Louth (Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster, where Richard (de) Ardagh was a juror in 1299. Later mentions of the surname are of John Ardagh, a chaplain in the diocese of Armagh in the 15th century, Walter Ardagh, an archer at Mellifont in 1434, and Robert Ardagh a priest in Disert, County Louth in 1541.

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Ardagh Spelling Variations


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Ardagh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ardagh, de Ardagh and others.

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Ardagh Early History


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Ardagh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ardagh research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1850, 1803, 1869, 1840 and 1907 are included under the topic Early Ardagh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ardagh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ardagh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ardagh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ardagh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Arthur and William Ardagh, who were both recorded in the 1871 census in Toronto, Ontario

Ardagh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Marchant Ardagh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Arthur Ardagh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ardagh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ardagh (post 1700)



  • Seán Ardagh (b. 1947), Irish politician
  • Philip Ardagh (b. 1961), British children's author whose works have been translated into ten different languages
  • William Davis Ardagh (1828-1893), Irish-born Canadian lawyer and politician
  • Arjuna Ardagh, British-born, American based speaker and author
  • John Ardagh (b. 1928), British journalist and author

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Motto


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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: Mea gloria fides
Motto Translation: Mea gloria fides.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Ardagh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ardagh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 21 May 2014 at 13:34.

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