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All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Grogan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Grugain," which is derived from either "gruag," which means "hair," and "grug," which means "fierceness."

Grogan Early Origins



The surname Grogan was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Grogan Spelling Variations


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Grogan Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Grogan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Grogan, O'Grogan, Grogen, Groogen, Grugen, Groggan, O'Groogan and many more.

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Grogan Early History


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Grogan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grogan research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Grogan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grogan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grogan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grogan 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



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Grogan:

Grogan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Grogan, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Alexander Grogan settled in Virginia in 1652

Grogan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Grogan, aged 20, arrived in America in 1822
  • Thomas Grogan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Mary Grogan, who arrived in New York in 1847
  • Patrick Grogan, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Luke Grogan, aged 5, landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grogan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Grogan, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mr. James Grogan, aged 14 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on 3rd 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. 31)
  • Mr. John Grogan who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 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. 31)
  • Mr. Michael Grogan, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 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. 31)

Grogan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Grogan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Ann Grogan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"
  • James Grogan, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • Patrick Grogan, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • James Grogan, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grogan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Grogan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Charles Grogan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Ellen Grogan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Thomas Grogan, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grogan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grogan (post 1700)



  • Steve James Grogan (b. 1953), former American NFL football quarterback for the New England Patriots
  • John Grogan (b. 1957), American journalist and non-fiction writer, best known for his memoir Marley & Me (2005), a best selling book about his family's dog Marley
  • James Grogan (1931-2000), American figure skater, winner of the bronze medal at the 1952 Oslo Olympics
  • Nathaniel Grogan (1740-1807), Irish landscape painter from Cork
  • Brigadier General George William St George Grogan VC CB, CMG, DSO & Bar (1875-1962), Scottish-born, from Irish descent recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Kevin Grogan (b. 1981), Irish professional footballer
  • John Grogan (b. 1951), Canadian politician and teacher
  • John Timothy Grogan (b. 1961), former British Labour Party politician
  • Ewart Scott Grogan (1874-1967), British explorer, politician, and entrepreneur, the first person to walk the length of Africa
  • David Grogan (1914-1993), British water polo player at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Grogan Historic Events


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Grogan Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert T Grogan (b. 1899), English Commander (E) serving for the Royal Navy from Lower Walmer, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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: Honor et virtus
Motto Translation: Honour and virtue.


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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. 31)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Grogan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grogan 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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