The Irish name Henaghan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.
Early Origins of the Henaghan family
The surname Henaghan was first found in County Tipperary
(Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, and Offaly
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Henaghan family
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Henaghan Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Henaghan revealed spelling variations
, including Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.
Early Notables of the Henaghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henaghan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Henaghan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Daniel Henaghan, aged 2 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Henry Pottinger" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
Henaghan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Patrick Henaghan, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
- Ann Henaghan, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Henaghan (post 1700)
- Steven Henaghan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996