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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Harrigan is O hArgain.

Harrigan Early Origins



The surname Harrigan 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 were part of the main tribe in prehistoric times, known as the Corca Laoidhe.

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Harrigan Spelling Variations


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Harrigan Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Harrigan family name include Horgan, O'Horgan, Horgon, Hourigan, Horrigan, O'Hourigan, O'Horrigan, Arragan, O'Arragan, Aragan, Harrigan, O'Harrigan and many more.

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Harrigan Early History


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Harrigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrigan research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1715, 1849, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Harrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harrigan 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 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Harrigan:

Harrigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Harrigan, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1855
  • Patrick Harrigan, aged 25, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Benjamin, Cornelius, Edmond, James, John, Patrick, Michael and William Harrigan all arrived in Philadelphia between 1849 and 1874

Harrigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Harrigan settled in Carbonear, Newfoundland in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Margaret Harrigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • David Harrigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Mr. John Harrigan, aged 3 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Gilmour" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [2]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. 34)

Harrigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Harrigan, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Hannah Harrigan, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Catherine Harrigan, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Thomas Harrigan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Harrigan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Harrigan, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
  • James Harrigan, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
  • Denis Harrigan, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrigan (post 1700)



  • William Harrigan, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1883-87, 1893-94; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1888
  • Sean Harrigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Robert J. Harrigan, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1957-58
  • Margaret C. Harrigan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940
  • Justin Harrigan Sr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Thomas-St.John, 2000
  • John J. Harrigan, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1907-08
  • John D. Harrigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Jeremiah Harrigan, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1922
  • James J. Harrigan, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1958
  • J. C. Harrigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1920
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ 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. 34)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Harrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harrigan 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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