Eagon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Eagon family in Ireland was Mac Aodhagain, which means son of Aodh, a personal name usually Anglicized as Hugh.
Early Origins of the Eagon family
The surname Eagon 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 Eagon family
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Eagon 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 Eagon were encountered in the archives: Egan, Eagan, Keegan, MacEgan, Kegan, Keagan and many more.
Early Notables of the Eagon family (pre 1700)
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Eagon migration to the United States
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Eagon:
Eagon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Eagon, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 
Eagon migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Eagon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Cormick Eagon, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 
- Mrs. Caroline Eagon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Eagon (post 1700)
- John A. Eagon, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1859-60, 1871-73 
- Bryon Eagon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008 
- Beth A. Eagon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996 (alternate), 2000 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html