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The ancient Gaelic form of the Irish name Duggan was O Dubhaigan. The first portion of the name is the word dubh, which means black; the second portion is likely some obsolete Irish personal name.

Duggan Early Origins



The surname Duggan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where O'DuilAgin, O'Dugan, (or O'Deegan), chief of Muintir ConIochta, a district in the parish of Tomgraney, in the barony of Tullagh. The family line is directly traceable to Fergus Mor (Fergus the Great). In turn his ancestry is associated with King Ir, brother of the equally famous Heremon. The name was first found near what is now the town of Fermoy, in the territory formerly known as Roche's Country. This territory encompassed the junction of the counties Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. In modern times, the surname is generally found in these three counties. However, there was another O'Dugan sept in the territory called Ui Maine, also called Hy Many, which spans eastern county Galway and southern county Roscommon. This sept gave their name to the place called Ballyduggan, near Loughrea.

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Duggan Spelling Variations


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Duggan Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname Duggan exist in the archives researched. 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 Dugan, Duggan, O'Duggan, Dougan, Douggan, Dewgan, Deugan and many more.

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Duggan Early History


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Duggan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duggan research. Another 404 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1813, 1896, 1813, 1896, 1823 and 1884 are included under the topic Early Duggan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duggan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duggan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duggan 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



Irish emigration to North America began modestly in the late 18th century. At this time, Irish families made the journey to British North America and the United States by choice and after careful consideration: they were primarily in search of a suitably large stretch of land to call their own. This pattern would change most dramatically during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For example, the years 1825-1845 saw approximately 450,000 heading to British North America and 400,000 to the United States, but in 1847, at the height of the famine, it is estimated that more than 104,000 Irish immigrants went to British North America and more than 119,000 to the United States. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Duggan:

Duggan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Duggan, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Catherine Duggan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Duggan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Duggan, aged 33, landed in New York in 1812
  • Denis Duggan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Ellen Duggan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Helen Duggan, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Madge Duggan, who landed in New Jersey in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duggan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Duggan, a Doctor in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1780 [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

Duggan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philip Duggan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1803
  • John Duggan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1810
  • Patrick Duggan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Timothy Duggan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • James Duggan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duggan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Duggan, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Thomas Duggan, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Eliza Duggan, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Mary Duggan, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Thomas Duggan, aged 24, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duggan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Duggan, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Greymouth aboard the ship "Jubilee" in 1873
  • John Duggan, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Steven Duggan, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Michael Duggan, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Mary Duggan, aged 39, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duggan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duggan (post 1700)



  • Thomas Joseph Duggan (1880-1930), American sports promoter of horse racing, hockey, dog racing
  • James Duggan (1825-1899), Catholic bishop of Chicago (1859-1880)
  • William Patrick Duggan (b. 1950), former Irish international rugby union player
  • John Coote Duggan (1918-2000), Irish Church of England Reverend, 11th Bishop of Tuam, Killala, and Achonry
  • Eamonn S. Duggan (1874-1936), Irish lawyer, nationalist and politician
  • Christopher Duggan (1957-2015), British professor of history at the University of Reading
  • Terry Duggan (1932-2008), English comedian and actor

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Duggan Historic Events


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Duggan Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Duggan, British Assistant Printer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Patrick Duggan, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Gertrude  Duggan (1909-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Eileen  Duggan (1909-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Susie  Duggan (1864-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Charles  Duggan Sr. (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Clyde  Duggan, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 16 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Duggan


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Suggested Readings for the name Duggan



  • Thomas Hinds Duggan Descendants and Ancestor by Alice Duggan Gracy.
  • A Cameo Study of the Descendants of George William Dugan (1810-1885) (also Duggan) by Lucille Dugan.

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Duggan Family Crest Products


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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 Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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