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

Corrigan Early Origins



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.

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Corrigan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Corrigan Early History


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Corrigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corrigan research. Another 219 words (16 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.

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Corrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Andrew Corrigan, who came to New York, NY in 1816
  • Andrew Corrigan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Mary Corrigan 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 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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Thomas Corrigan 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

Corrigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Corrigan, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Francis Corrigan, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • James Corrigan, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Bridget Corrigan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corrigan (post 1700)


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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

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Corrigan Historic Events


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Corrigan Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Corrigan (1872-1914), Irish Seaman from Dundalk, Ireland who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    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. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Corrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corrigan 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 5 December 2016 at 16:17.

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