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.
(Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of
from ancient times.
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.
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.