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The Irish name Henegan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.

Henegan Early Origins



The surname Henegan 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.

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Henegan Spelling Variations


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Henegan Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Henegan revealed many variations, including Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.

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Henegan Early History


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Henegan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henegan research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Henegan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henegan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henegan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Henegan 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Henegan family in North America:

Henegan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Henegan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ellen Henegan settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mary Henegan, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1895

Henegan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Catherine Henegan, aged 23, who settled in America from Ballinrobe, Ireland, in 1907
  • Francis Henegan, aged 30, who landed in America from Leitrim, Ireland, in 1910
  • Leo Henegan, aged 25, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1913
  • William Henegan, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Listowel, Ireland, in 1920
  • Michael Henegan, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Balla, Ireland, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henegan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Edmund Henegan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henegan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henegan (post 1700)



  • Michael Henegan, Irish Garda officer, recipient of the Walter Scott Medal for bravery in 1929
  • Darrell Henegan, Canadian Taekwondo practitioner and kickboxer, winner of the 1981 World Taekwondo Games

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Henegan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Henegan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henegan 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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