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Hennigan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Hennigan family


The surname Hennigan 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 Hennigan family


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Hennigan Spelling Variations


A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Hennigan include Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.

Early Notables of the Hennigan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hennigan family to the New World and Oceana


Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Hennigan to North America:

Hennigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hennigan, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844 [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)
  • Bridgit Hennigan, aged 22, who settled in America from Leitrim, in 1893
  • Bee Hennigan, aged 17, who landed in America from Roscommon, in 1897

Hennigan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Corn Hennigan, aged 20, who landed in America from Roscommon, in 1900
  • Minnie Hennigan, aged 36, who settled in America from Dunmanay, Ireland, in 1907
  • John Hennigan, aged 30, who landed in America from Sligo, Ireland, in 1909
  • Maggie Hennigan, aged 22, who landed in America from Ballina, Ireland, in 1910
  • John Hennigan, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Ballina, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hennigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Hennigan, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • James Hennigan, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland

Contemporary Notables of the name Hennigan (post 1700)


  • Charles Taylor "Charlie" Hennigan Sr. (1935-2017), American football player with the former Houston Oilers (1960-1966), two-time AFL champion (1960, 1961), five-time AFL All-Star (1961–1965)
  • John Hennigan, American professional poker player who has amassed 3.2 million as of 2009
  • Maura A. Hennigan, American politician, Clerk Magistrate of the Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Sean Hennigan, American voice actor
  • Phillip Winston Hennigan (b. 1946), right-handed former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William Hennigan Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Macomb County 3rd District, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert J. Hennigan Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1995 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Maura Hennigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • L. E. Hennigan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James W. Hennigan Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960, 1964; Candidate in primary for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1959 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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