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

Corrihane Early Origins



The surname Corrihane 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 Corrihane 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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Corrihane Early History


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Corrihane Early History



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

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Corrihane Spelling Variations


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Corrihane 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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Corrihane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corrihane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corrihane 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 or some of its variants were: Hugh Corrigan, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1750; James Corrigan, a convict sent from Middlesex county, England to American in 1764; Andrew Corrigan, who came to New York, NY in 1816.

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