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The surname Fagan is derived from the Gaelic "O Faodhagain," which in turn comes from the Latin word "paganus," which refers to a "villager" or "peasant."

Fagan Early Origins



The surname Fagan was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they settled in early times.

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Fagan Spelling Variations


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Fagan Spelling Variations



In the days before Gaelic or English gained any significant semblance of standardization, the scribes who created documents simply recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Fagan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Fagan, Faggan, Fagin, Feagan, Fegan, Feighan, Fieghan and many more.

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Fagan Early History


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Fagan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fagan research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1423, 1663, 1638 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Fagan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fagan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fagan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fagan 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



Many Irish families left the English-controlled Ireland in the 19th century. Early immigrants were primarily after land and the opportunity of living a life entirely of their own fashioning. In the 1840s, this pattern of immigration changed as the Great Potato Famine struck Ireland. Hundreds of thousands left the diseased and starving island with little expectations but many hopes. By this time there was very little available land in the east, so many immigrants joined the movement for the western frontier lands, or settled in established urban centers. Irish immigrants not only made enormous contributions to the rapid development and population of North America, but they also brought with them a rich cultural heritage. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Fagan:

Fagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Fagan, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mary Fagan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Charles Fagan, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Fagan, aged 45, landed in New York in 1812
  • Michael Fagan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fagan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Fagan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • John Fagan, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • James and Michael Fagan from county Tipperary settled in Port de Grave, Newfoundland in 1844 [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
  • Mr. Owen Fagan, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lotus" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mr. Patrick Fagan, aged 13 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wandsworth" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 22nd May 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)

Fagan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Fagan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Catherine Fagan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Marcella Fagan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • John Fagan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hibernia" in 1851
  • Catherine Fagan, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fagan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Fagan landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • Stephen Fagan landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Patrick Fagan arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fagan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fagan (post 1700)



  • Richard Fagan (1947-2016), American songwriter and musician
  • Sarah Fagan, American politician, Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1933
  • Susan Fagan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988
  • Susan Fagan (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004
  • Thomas J. Fagan, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Ingham County 2nd District, 1961
  • Thomas M. Fagan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1924, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1926
  • William W. Fagan, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Berlin; Elected 1934
  • Charles R. Fagan, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 18th District, 1877-80
  • Charles Aloysius Fagan (1859-1925), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896, 1916, 1920
  • C. Edward Fagan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • ... (Another 36 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: Deo partriaeque fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to God and my country.


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See Also


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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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The Fagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fagan 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.

This page was last modified on 20 November 2016 at 23:10.

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