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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 Ameri ca. 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
  • 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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • James Hennigan, aged 26, a labourer, 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)



  • William Hennigan Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Macomb County 3rd District, 1961
  • Robert J. Hennigan Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1995
  • Maura Hennigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • L. E. Hennigan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956
  • 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
  • Gilbert F. Hennigan, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1950
  • 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
  • ... (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



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    11. ...

    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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