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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
  • Andrew Hoggan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845

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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



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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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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