Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Corigan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corragain.
Early Origins of the Corigan family
The surname Corigan 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 Corigan 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 Corigan family
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Corigan 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 Corigan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corigan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Corigan, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 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)