Hogarty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of Hogarty was O Fogartaigh, meaning exiled.

Early Origins of the Hogarty family

The surname Hogarty was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Hogarty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hogarty research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1072 is included under the topic Early Hogarty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hogarty Spelling Variations

Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Hogarty that are preserved in documents of the family history are Fogarty, O'Fogarty, Foggarty, Fogherty, Foguety, Foggerty, Fogerty and many more.

Early Notables of the Hogarty family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hogarty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hogarty migration to Canada

Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Hogarty:

Hogarty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Hogarty, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830

Contemporary Notables of the name Hogarty (post 1700)

  • William Patrick Hogarty (1840-1914), American soldier in the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during two battles
  • Philip David Hogarty (1988-2008), Irish chairman of the Irish Chess Union (2006-2008)
  • John Hogarty, Scottish musician, known for his work with The Pastels, a band from Glasgow in 1981
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