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Degnan Early Origins



The surname Degnan was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1200 when Peter de Dagginhall held estates.

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Degnan Spelling Variations


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Degnan Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Degnan were recorded, including Dagnall, Dagnell, Degnall, Degnell, Daignall and many more.

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Degnan Early History


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Degnan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Degnan research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Degnan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Degnan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Degnan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Degnan 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Degnan family emigrate to North America:

Degnan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Degnan, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Alexander Degnan, who came to Philadelphia in 1858
  • James Degnan, who settled in New Orleans in 1869
  • D Degnan, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • Francis Degnan, aged 2, who landed in America from Workington, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Degnan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Degnan, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1901
  • Bridget Degnan, aged 32, who settled in America from Ballyhaunis, in 1904
  • Bridget Degnan, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Longfork, Ireland, in 1906
  • Degnan, who emigrated to America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie Degnan, aged 26, who landed in America from Derries, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Degnan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Degnan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Degnan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Degnan (post 1700)



  • John A. Degnan (b. 1960), American politician, former mayor of Brewster, New York (2005 to 2007)
  • James P. Degnan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 33rd District, 1897
  • James Degnan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • Helena F. Degnan, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1992
  • Frank A. Degnan, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska Territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1951-52; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952
  • Frances Ann Degnan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alaska, 2012
  • Dan Degnan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952
  • Chuck Degnan, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 20th District, 1973-74
  • Charles Degnan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 2008
  • Bernard M. Degnan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940, 1948 (alternate)
  • ... (Another 8 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



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

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