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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Corgan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corragain.

Corgan Early Origins



The surname Corgan 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 Corgan 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, Offaly and Roscommon. Petty's census of 1659, lists Corrigan and O'Corrigan as among the most common names in the counties of Fermanagh, Longford and Offaly.

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Corgan Spelling Variations


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Corgan Spelling Variations



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.

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Corgan Early History


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Corgan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corgan research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1839, 1902, 1802, 1880 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Corgan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corgan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corgan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corgan 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:

Corgan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Corgan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Catherine Corgan, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Pat Corgan, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1895

Corgan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Corgan, aged 40, who settled in America from London, in 1904
  • Bessie Corgan, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, Ireland, in 1907
  • Wilfred A. Corgan, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corgan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corgan (post 1700)



  • Charles Howard Corgan (1902-1928), American professional baseball and football player from Wagoner, Oklahoma
  • William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. (b. 1967), American musician, producer, lyricist, writer, best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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    The Corgan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corgan 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 6 June 2014 at 11:16.

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