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Early Origins of the Gournigan family

The surname Gournigan was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Gournigan family

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Gournigan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Journigan, Jornigan, Gouhenans, Jornican, Journican, Gourichem and many more.

Early Notables of the Gournigan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gournigan family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Journey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824; Thomas Journey, who came to New York in 1830; Nathaniel T. Journey, who settled in Texas in 1832; Julius L. Journey, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1854 and 1867.

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