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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Eagan family in Ireland was Mac Aodhagain, which means son of Aodh, a personal name usually Anglicized as Hugh.

Eagan Early Origins



The surname Eagan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Eagan Spelling Variations


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Eagan Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Eagan were encountered in the archives: Egan, Eagan, Keegan, MacEgan, Kegan, Keagan and many more.

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Eagan Early History


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Eagan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eagan research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Eagan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eagan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eagan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eagan 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Eagan family came to North America quite early:

Eagan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Eagan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Eagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eagan, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • Francis Eagan, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • T Eagan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Eagan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Ellen Eagan, aged 18, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eagan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nicholas Eagan U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Eagan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Eagan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1807
  • Gilbert Eagan, aged 32, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mary Eagan, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Eagan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Eagan, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • Michael Eagan, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Storm Cloud"

Eagan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Georgina Eagan, aged 19, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eagan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eagan (post 1700)



  • Jack Eagan (1878-1937), American boxer who won a sliver and bronze at the 1904 Olympic games
  • James J. "Jim" Eagan (1926-2000), American politician, Mayor of Florissant, Missouri
  • John Joseph Eagan (1872-1956), American Democratic Party politician
  • Kevin Eagan (b. 1954), retired American soccer defender who played in the North American Soccer League
  • William "Bill" Eagan (1869-1905), American professional baseball player
  • Margery Eagan (b. 1954), American columnist with the Boston Herald, a talk radio host, frequent guest on CNN, ABC, Fox News
  • Charles Eugene "Truck" Eagan (1877-1949), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Daisy Eagan (b. 1979), American actress
  • Edward "Eddie" Patrick Francis Eagan (1897-1967), two-time American Olympic gold medalist
  • Brian A. Eagan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2008
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortitudine et prudentia
Motto Translation: With fortitude and prudence.


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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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The Eagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eagan 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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