Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Caraghen originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corragain.
Early Origins of the Caraghen family
The surname Caraghen was first found in Fermanagh
(Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland
, Province of Ulster
, in Ulster, where they are known to have been located since the 9th century. This family was related to the Maguires, and both families claim descent from the three Collas, who were Irish kings during the 4th century. Those of the Caraghen family is now scattered widely across Ireland, with the exception of Munster
, where they are uncommon. The dispersion of the family had already taken place by the 16th century, when bearers of the name were recorded in the counties of Meath, Monaghan
. Petty's census of 1659, lists Corrigan and O'Corrigan as among the most common names in the counties of Fermanagh
Early History of the Caraghen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caraghen research.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1839, 1902, 1802, 1880 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Caraghen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caraghen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Carrigan, Caragan, Caraghen, Carigan, Carignan, Carragan, O'Carrigan, Corrigan, Corigan, O'Corrigan, Corigon, Corrigon, Corrigen, Korrigan, Korigan, Currigan, Courigan, Currigen, Kurrigan, Corregan, Coregan, Corigen, Korrigen, Korigen, Kurigan and many more.
Early Notables of the Caraghen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caraghen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hugh Corrigan, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1750; James Corrigan, a convict sent from Middlesex county, England
to American in 1764; Andrew Corrigan, who came to New York, NY in 1816.