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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Castagin is Mac Oistigin which is probably derived from the pet form of the English name Roger, which is Hodgkin.

Castagin Early Origins



The surname Castagin was first found in Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Castagin Spelling Variations


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Castagin Spelling Variations



Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Castagin were found in the archives researched. These included Costigan, Costigen, Costigin, McCostigan and others.

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Castagin Early History


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Castagin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castagin research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 103 and 1039 are included under the topic Early Castagin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castagin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castagin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Castagin 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



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 Castagin or a variant listed above: Michael, James, Joseph, Lawrence, Patt, Thomas (three of this name), and William Costigan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1850 and 1870.

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