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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 Hoggan is Ó hÓgáin, meaning a descendant of Ógán’, a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word "og," which means "young."

Hoggan Early Origins



The surname Hoggan 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.

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Hoggan Spelling Variations


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Hoggan Spelling Variations



Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Hoggan are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Hogan, O'Hogan, Hogen, Hoggin and others.

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Hoggan Early History


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Hoggan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoggan research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoggan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoggan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoggan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hoggan 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



Under the rule of England, land ownership in Ireland changed dramatically, and many native Irish families found themselves renting out land to farm from absentee owners. This was one of the prime reasons that immigration to North America began in the late 18th century: Irish farmers dreamed of owning their own parcel of land to work for themselves. At this point, the immigrants were at least of modest means for the passage across the Atlantic was often quite dear. In the 1840s the Great Potato Famine created an exodus of people of quite different means. These people were most often destitute: they either sold anything they had to gain a passage or they were sponsored by philanthropic societies. Many of these immigrants were sick from disease and starvation: as a result many did not survive the long transatlantic journey. Although those settlers that did survive were often despised and discriminated against by people already established in these nations, they were critical to rapid development of the powerful industrial nations of the United States and the country that would later become known as Canada. An examination of immigration and passenger lists shows many persons bearing the name of Hoggan or one of its variants:

Hoggan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hoggan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [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)
  • Andrew Hoggan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoggan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoggan (post 1700)



  • David Leslie Hoggan (1923-1988), American professor of history and author of The Forced War: When Peaceful Revision Failed
  • Jack Hoggan OBE (b. 1951), birth name of Jack Vettriano, a Scottish painter; his 1992 painting, The Singing Butler, became a best selling image in Britain
  • James Hoggan, Australian silver medalist Paralympic athlete at the 1984 New York Games
  • Jeffrey Allan Hoggan (b. 1978), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Frances Elizabeth Hoggan MD (1843-1927), née Morgan, the first British woman to receive a doctorate in medicine from a university in Europe, and the first female doctor to be registered in Wales
  • James Hoggan, Canadian co-founder of DeSmogBlog, in January 2006
  • David Matthew "Hoggy" Hoggan (b. 1961), retired Scottish professional footballer who played from 1979 to 1996 and managed from 1992 to 2001

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Hoggan Historic Events


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Hoggan Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Rosinda Hoggan (1890-1914), née Blakey Canadian Second Class Passenger from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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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)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  8. 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).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. 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).
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The Hoggan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoggan 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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