Corrigan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Corrigan family

The surname Corrigan 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 Corrigan 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.

Important Dates for the Corrigan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corrigan research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1839, 1902, 1802, 1880 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Corrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corrigan 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.

Early Notables of the Corrigan family (pre 1700)

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Corrigan migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corrigan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hugh Corrigan, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1750
  • James Corrigan, a convict sent from Middlesex county, England to American in 1764
Corrigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Corrigan, aged 43, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Andrew Corrigan, who settled in New York, NY in 1816
  • Andrew Corrigan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Mary Corrigan, who settled in Trinity in 1817
  • Bernard Corrigan, who settled in Philadelphia in 1818
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corrigan migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corrigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anstace Corrigan from county Kilkenny, "an old offender," was married at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1811
  • Patrick Corrigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Mary Deniffe Corrigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Thomas Corrigan, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Thomas Corrigan, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corrigan migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Corrigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Bryan Corrigan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [2]
  • Peter Corrigan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [2]
  • Hetty Corrigan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849 [3]
  • James Corrigan, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [4]
  • Andrew Corrigan, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corrigan migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Corrigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Tomina Corrigan, (b. 1838), aged 30, British cook travelling from London aboard the ship "Light Brigade" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th August 1868 [5]
  • Anne Corrigan, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Francis Corrigan, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • James Corrigan, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Bridget Corrigan, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Corrigan (post 1700)

  • Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1839-1902), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Lloyd Corrigan (1900-1969), American film actor, producer
  • Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan (b. 1969), American actor
  • Edward Gerald Corrigan (b. 1941), American banker, 7th President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Robert Willoughby Corrigan (b. 1927), noted American writer and educator
  • Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (1907-1995), American aviator, who 'accidentally' crossed the Atlantic in 1938, after filing a flight plan from Brooklyn to California
  • Mairead Corrigan (b. 1944), Irish peace activist, who shared the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland's peace movement
  • Peter Russell Corrigan AM (1941-2016), Australian architect
  • Major Gordon Corrigan MBE (b. 1942), British soldier, historian and author
  • Dame Felicitas Corrigan OSB (1908-2003), English Benedictine nun, author and humanitarian

Historic Events for the Corrigan family

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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