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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.

Hegan Early Origins



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.

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Hegan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hegan Early History


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Hegan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hegan research. Another 199 words (14 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.

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Hegan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hegan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hegan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hegan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hegan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Hegan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hegan (post 1700)



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

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Hegan Family Crest Products


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Hegan Family Crest Products




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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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The Hegan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hegan 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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