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The Irish name Henaghan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henaghan research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Henaghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Henaghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Henaghan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Henaghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henaghan 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 22 December 2010 at 13:44.