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Multiple Origins for the Surname Garrigan



The Irish name Garrigan was originally written in a Gaelic form as Mag Oireachtaigh, which is derived from the word "oireachtach," referring to a member of an assembly. Translating the name into English produces no less than seventeen different synonyms. But the origin of the name is most intriguing. In the 12th century, the name was simply O Roduibh but a Oireachtach O Roduibh at that time caused the name to be shortened to Oireachtach, their present form.

Garrigan Early Origins



The surname Garrigan was first found in counties Roscommon and Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were one of the Hi Maine Septs in Kelly's country. They were direct descendants of the O'Connors, Kings of Connacht, and the Chief of the Clann was one of the four royal chiefs under the O'Connor. The tree on the Coat of Arms illustrates their descendancy from the O'Connors.

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Garrigan Spelling Variations


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Garrigan Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Garrigan revealed spelling variations, including Gerrity, Gerty, Gerighty, Gerighaty, Gerety, Gerahty, Garraty, Geraty, Jerety, McGerity, MacGeraghty, MacGartie, MacGarty and many more.

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Garrigan Early History


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Garrigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garrigan research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1585, 1744 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Garrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garrigan 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 Garrigan to North America:

Garrigan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Phillip Garrigan, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Garrigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C Garrigan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Jos. J. Garrigan, aged 26, who landed in America from Cork, in 1893
  • Margaret Garrigan, aged 25, who landed in America from Mullagh, in 1896
  • John Garrigan, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Mullagh, in 1896

Garrigan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gerald Garrigan, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Antonio G. Garrigan, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • John Garrigan, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Mary Garrigan, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Oldcastle, Ireland, in 1912
  • Joseph Garrigan, aged 21, who settled in America from County Waterford, Ireland, Ireland in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garrigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Garrigan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garrigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garrigan (post 1700)



  • Alison Garrigan (b. 1958), American actor, singer, and costume designer
  • Mike Garrigan, American singer-songwriter from Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Philip Joseph Garrigan (1840-1919), Irish Roman Catholic clergyman
  • Liam Garrigan (b. 1981), English theatre and television actor

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm

Other References

  1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. 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.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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The Garrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garrigan 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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