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

Hennigan Early Origins



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.

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Hennigan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hennigan Early History


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Hennigan Early History



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

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Hennigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hennigan 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennigan (post 1700)



  • John Hennigan, American professional poker player who has amassed $3, 200,000 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
  • Charles "Charlie" Taylor Hennigan Sr. (b. 1935), retired American football player
  • 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


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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

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. 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. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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The Hennigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennigan 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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