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The Irish name Hanigan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.

Hanigan Early Origins



The surname Hanigan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, and Offaly where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hanigan Spelling Variations


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Hanigan Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Hanigan include Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.

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Hanigan Early History


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Hanigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanigan research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Hanigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hanigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hanigan 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Hanigan:

Hanigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel, Dennis, James, and William Hanigan, all, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1854 and 1875

Hanigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Hanigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Catherine Downy Hanigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1839
  • Catherine Downy Hanigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1840
  • Mary Hanigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • William Hanigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanigan (post 1700)



  • George W. Hanigan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1956, 1960, 1964

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Hanigan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Hanigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanigan 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 9 November 2015 at 10:38.

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