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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Hagans is O hAgain, which was earlier rendered as O hOgain. Traditionally, the name means young.

Hagans Early Origins



The surname Hagans 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 held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hagans Spelling Variations


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Hagans Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Hagans that are preserved in archival documents are Hagan, Hegan, Hagen, O'Hagan and others.

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Hagans Early History


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Hagans Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hagans research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1612 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Hagans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hagans Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hagans Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hagans 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 Hagans to North America:

Hagans Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Hagans, who landed in Maryland in 1810

Hagans Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Hagans, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • C. N. Hagans, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hagans (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hagans (post 1700)



  • John Marshall Hagans (1838-1900), American politician, lawyer and judge from Virginia and West Virginia
  • Marques Hagans (b. 1982), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Tim Hagans (b. 1954), American three-time Grammy Award nominated jazz trumpet player, arranger and composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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    The Hagans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hagans 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2015 at 11:01.

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