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

Early Origins of the Feighan family


The surname Feighan 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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Early History of the Feighan family

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Early History of the Feighan family


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Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1423, 1663, 1638 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Feighan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feighan Spelling Variations

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Feighan Spelling Variations


Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided the early scribes and church officials in recording names. This process of estimation often produced to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Feighan are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of that name included Fagan, Faggan, Fagin, Feagan, Fegan, Feighan, Fieghan and many more.

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Early Notables of the Feighan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Feighan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Feighan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Feighan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Feighan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Feighan, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feighan (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feighan (post 1700)


  • William Mathews Feighan, American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Aloysius Feighan (1905-1992), American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1943-71 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Farrell Feighan (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1977; Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1983-93 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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The Feighan Motto

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The Feighan 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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Citations

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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