Eagen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Eagen family in Ireland was Mac Aodhagain, which means son of Aodh, a personal name usually Anglicized as Hugh.
Early Origins of the Eagen family
The surname Eagen 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.
Important Dates for the Eagen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eagen research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Eagen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eagen Spelling Variations
Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Eagen family name include Egan, Eagan, Keegan, MacEgan, Kegan, Keagan and many more.
Early Notables of the Eagen family (pre 1700)
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Eagen migration to the United States
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Eagen to North America:
Typical Eagen Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Eagen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Margt. Eagen, aged 30, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1898
- Thomas Eagen, aged 9, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1898
- Willie Eagen, aged 1, who settled in America from Dundee, in 1898
Eagen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Eagen, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Mary M. Eagen, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Templemore, Ireland, in 1909
- Catherine Eagen, aged 1, who settled in America from Co. Louth, Ireland, in 1911
- Edward James Eagen, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Co. Louth, Ireland, in 1911
- Frances Eagen, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1922
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Eagen migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eagen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Michael Eagen, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
Eagen migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Eagen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Eagen, aged 54, a warden, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Eagen (post 1700)
- Michael J. Eagen (1907-1987), American jurist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1977-1980), Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1959-1977)
- Lisa Eagen (b. 1971), retired American team handball athlete at the 1996 Summer Olympics
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- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.