Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Haggarty family in Ireland
was O hEigceartaigh, which is derived from the word eigceartach, which means unjust.
Early Origins of the Haggarty family
The surname Haggarty was first found in County Cork
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Haggarty family
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Haggarty Spelling Variations
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Haggarty are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Haggarty, Haggerty, Hagarty, Hagherty, Haggety, Hagerty, Hegarty, O'Haggarty and many more.
Early Notables of the Haggarty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haggarty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Haggarty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Haggarty, aged 22, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
- Margaret Haggarty, aged 18, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Haggarty (post 1700)
- George Sylvester Haggarty (1902-1971), American basketball and baseball player
- Cornelius Haggarty Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- James Timothy "Jimmy" Haggarty (1914-1998), Canadian silver medalist ice hockey player at the 1936 Winter Olympics
The Haggarty 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: Nec flectitur nec mutant
Motto Translation: They neither bend nor change.