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The Irish name Gaughan has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Gaughan is Mag Eachain.

Gaughan Early Origins



The surname Gaughan was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gaughan Spelling Variations


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Gaughan 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 Gaughan were encountered in the archives: Gahan, Gaghan, Gagham, Getham, Gaham, Gahame and others.

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Gaughan Early History


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Gaughan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaughan research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Gaughan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaughan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaughan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaughan 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 Gaughan:

Gaughan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Gaughan, who landed in Arkansas in 1870
  • John Gaughan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Bgt. Gaughan, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1892
  • Bridgit Gaughan, aged 37, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1892
  • Annie Gaughan, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Gaughan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Gaughan, aged 22, who landed in America from Ballina, in 1905
  • Annie Gaughan, aged 23, who settled in America from Knockmore, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bridget Gaughan, aged 22, who settled in America from Ballina, Ireland, in 1909
  • Bridget Gaughan, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Knockmore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Bridget Gaughan, aged 18, who landed in America from Geesala, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gaughan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Catherine Gaughan, aged 35 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship " Yorkshire Lass" departing from the port of Killala, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]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. 30)
  • Mrs. Margaret Gaughan, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Pandora" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]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. 30)
  • Mr. Patrick Gaughan, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Yorkshire" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]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. 30)
  • Mr. Patrick Gaughan, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]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. 30)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaughan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaughan (post 1700)



  • Norbert Felix Gaughan (1921-1999), American bishop of the Catholic Church, Bishop of Gary (19841996)
  • Philip Gaughan (1865-1913), United States Marine Corps sergeant, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Patricia Anne Gaughan (b. 1953), United States federal judge
  • John D. "Jackie" Gaughan Sr. (1920-2014), American casino owner and operator in the 1950s in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jack Gaughan (1930-1985), American science fiction artist and illustrator, eponym of the Jack Gaughan Award
  • Brendan Gaughan (b. 1975), American stock car driver
  • T. J. Gaughan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908
  • Kevin P. Gaughan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1990
  • Bill Gaughan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Michael Gaughan (1949-1974), Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) hunger striker
  • ... (Another 1 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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. 30)

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Gaughan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaughan 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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