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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Costigan is Mac Oistigin which is probably derived from the pet form of the English name Roger, which is Hodgkin.

Costigan Early Origins



The surname Costigan was first found in Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Costigan Spelling Variations


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Costigan Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Costigan exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Costigan, Costigen, Costigin, McCostigan and others.

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Costigan Early History


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Costigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costigan research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 103 and 1039 are included under the topic Early Costigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Costigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Costigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Costigan 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Costigan:

Costigan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Costigan settled in Torbay in 1776

Costigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Costigan, who landed in America in 1801
  • William Costigan, aged 29, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Michael Costigan, who landed in New York in 1829
  • Michael, James, Joseph, Lawrence, Patt, Thomas (three of this name), and William Costigan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1850 and 1870
  • John and William Costigan settled in Colliers in 1871

Costigan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pat Costigan was a fisherman of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1777 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Costigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Costigan, who arrived in Halifax or New York in 1811
  • Vincent Costigan settled in Harbour Grace in 1812
  • Michael Costigan from county Kilkenny was married in Harbour Grace in 1812
  • Vincent Costigan settled in Harbour Main in 1838
  • Patrick Costigan, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Costigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Blooy Costigan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Biddy Costigan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Patrick Costigan, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Catherine Costigan, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Martin Costigan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Costigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Costigan (post 1700)



  • Will F. Costigan Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952
  • Will F. Costigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • W. Lee Costigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Thomas Costigan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1875
  • Peter J. Costigan (b. 1930), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly 2nd District, 1966-74
  • J. Peter Costigan, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1948
  • Edward Prentiss Costigan (1874-1939), American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1936
  • Adelaide Costigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1964; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1961
  • James Costigan (1926-2007), American television actor and Emmy Award-winning television screenwriter
  • Edward P Costigan (1874-1939), American senator from Colorado
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. 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.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  11. ...

The Costigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Costigan 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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