The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Hartigen is O hArtigain, which connotes a descendant of Art.
Early Origins of the Hartigen family
The surname Hartigen was first found in counties Clare and Limerick
(Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
One of the first records of the family was of Cineth O'Hartigan (died 975), an Irish poet from the north of Ireland, perhaps best known for his "Dinnsenchus," a work which relates the legendary history of the duns, lakes, plains and mountains of Ireland. It gives a prose account of each place, followed by an account in verse.
Early History of the Hartigen family
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Hartigen Spelling Variations
One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname Hartigen were found in the many archives researched. These included Hartigan, O'Hartigan, Hartagan, Hartegan, Hartigon, Hartagon and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartigen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartigen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hartigen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Bridget Hartigen, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"