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

Currigan Early Origins



The surname Currigan 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 Currigan 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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Currigan Spelling Variations


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Currigan 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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Currigan Early History


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Currigan Early History



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

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Currigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Currigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Currigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Currigan, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1895

Currigan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Owen Currigan, aged 32, who landed in America from Ballaghadereen, in 1901
  • Bridget Currigan, aged 19, who landed in America from Achill, Ireland, in 1910
  • Maggie Currigan, aged 16, who landed in America from Ballaghedereen, Ireland, in 1910
  • Kate Currigan, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Castlerea, Ireland, in 1911
  • Stephen Currigan, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Lisacull, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Currigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Currigan (post 1700)



  • Thomas G. Currigan (b. 1920), American politician, Mayor of Denver, Colorado (1963 to 1968)
  • Martin D. Currigan (1845-1900), Irish-born, American politician in state of Colorado

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. 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.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Currigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Currigan 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 6 June 2014 at 11:16.

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