Hegan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Hegan is O hAgain, which was earlier rendered as O hOgain. Traditionally, the name means young.

Early Origins of the Hegan family

The surname Hegan was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Hegan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hegan research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1612 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Hegan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hegan Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Hegan dating from that time include Hagan, Hegan, Hagen, O'Hagan and others.

Early Notables of the Hegan family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hegan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Hegan migration to Australia +

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

Hegan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Hegan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hegan (post 1700) +

  • Daniel "Danny" Hegan (1943-2015), Scottish-born professional footballer


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD ASHBURTON 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850LordAshburton.gif


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