Hogan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are a multitude of ancient meanings and variations associated with the Irish surnames that are now common throughout the modern world. The original Gaelic form of the name Hogan is Ó hÓgáin, meaning a descendant of Ógán’, a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word "og," which means "young."

Early Origins of the Hogan family

The surname Hogan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster where one of the first records of the name was Mathew O'Hogan a native of Ballyhogan and Dean of Killaloe who died in 1281. He held the position from 1267 until his death when he was interred in the Dominican convent at Limerick. Thus began the long line of O'Hogans who held lofty positions in the church. His successor was Maurice O'Hogan, who was consecrated in 1282 and governed his see for seventeen years until his death. Thomas O'Hogan, canon of Killaloe was consecrated bishop of the see in 1343 until his death in 1354.

Early History of the Hogan family

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Hogan Spelling Variations

Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Hogan revealed many variations, including Hogan, O'Hogan, Hogen, Hoggin and others.

Early Notables of the Hogan family (pre 1700)

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United States Hogan migration to the United States +

Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Hogan:

Hogan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mohan Hogan, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Peirce Hogan, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [1]
  • Tary Hogan, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [1]
Hogan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Hogan, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Daniel Hogan, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Morgan Hogan, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Michael Hogan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • Sebastian Hogan, who settled in New England in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hogan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hogan, who arrived in America in 1803 [1]
  • Robert Hogan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830 [1]
  • Sebastian Hogan, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • James Hogan, aged 25, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1838 [1]
  • Ann Hogan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Hogan migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hogan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hogan, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Margaret Hogan, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Major. William Hogan U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
Hogan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Hogan, who arrived in Canada in 1829
  • Ellen Hogan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Michael Hogan, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Hogan, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Hogan, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Hogan migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hogan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • J. Hogan, a plasterer, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. John Hogan, British Convict who was convicted in Barbados for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Catherine Hogan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]
  • Bridget Hogan, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • Mr. John Hogan, (b. 1823), aged 23, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 1st August 1846, sentenced for 7 years for stealing clothing, transported aboard the ship "Ratcliffe" on 25th July 1848 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hogan migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hogan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Hogan, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Mr. Patrick Joseph Hogan, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [7]
  • Mrs. Martha Hogan née Allen, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [7]
  • Mr. Michael Hogan, (b. 1842), aged 20, Irish labourer from Tipperary travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [7]
  • W. Hogan, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1862 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hogan (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Douglas Hogan (1948-2018), American politician, Mayor of Aurora, Colorado (2011-2018)
  • Lawrence Joseph Hogan (1928-2017), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland (1969-1975)
  • Darrell Trayler Hogan (1926-2016), American NFL football player who played five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1949 to 1953
  • William Hogan (1792-1874), English-American politician
  • James Patrick Hogan (1890-1943), American filmmaker
  • Jack Hogan (b. 1929), American actor
  • Inez Hogan (1895-1973), American author and book illustrator
  • Henry Hogan (1840-1916), American Army soldier, twice recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Heather Hogan (b. 1985), American voice actor
  • David Hogan (1949-1996), American composer and choir director
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flight TWA 800
  • Mr. David Hogan (1949-1996), from East Moriches, New York, USA, American Composer and musical director of CIGAP flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [8]
HMAS Sydney II
HMS Hood
  • Mr. John M Hogan (b. 1908), English Commander (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Rochester, Kent, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [10]
RMS Lusitania
  • Miss Jane Hogan, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [11]


  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  9. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  10. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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