Haggerty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Haggerty family in Ireland was O hEigceartaigh, which is derived from the word eigceartach, which means unjust.

Early Origins of the Haggerty family

The surname Haggerty 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 Haggerty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haggerty research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haggerty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haggerty Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Haggerty revealed spelling variations, including Haggarty, Haggerty, Hagarty, Hagherty, Haggety, Hagerty, Hegarty, O'Haggarty and many more.

Early Notables of the Haggerty family (pre 1700)

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Canada Haggerty migration to Canada +

A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Haggerty name:

Haggerty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Hugh Haggerty U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers [1]

Australia Haggerty migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haggerty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Haggerty, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [2]
  • Catherine Haggerty, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [2]
  • Mary Haggerty, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [2]
  • John Haggerty, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [3]
  • Mary Haggerty, aged 15, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Haggerty (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Francis "Dan" Haggerty (1942-2016), American actor, best known for playing the starring title role in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
  • Patrick Eugene Haggerty, American Engineer
  • Pat Haggerty (b. 1983), American professional soccer player
  • Pat Haggerty (d. 1994), American football official in the NFL
  • Don Haggerty (1914-1988), American film actor
  • Dan Haggerty (b. 1941), American bodybuilder, animal trainer, and actor
  • Charles R. Haggerty, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1936; Defeated, 1936 [4]
  • Charles Haggerty, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1894 [4]
  • Catherine Haggerty, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate, 1952, 1954 [4]
  • Bernard Patrick Haggerty, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 2002 [4]
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Haggerty 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.


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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