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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.
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.
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.
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.
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corrigan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
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 aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
- Thomas Corrigan arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
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"
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
- 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
- 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
- Mairead Corrigan (b. 1944), Irish peace activist, who shared the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland's peace movement
- 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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- Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
- Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
- Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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.
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