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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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850

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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



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. 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.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 10 August 2015 at 10:11.

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