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Honan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Irish surname Honan was, in most instances, an Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic O hEoghanain; however, it is also thought to have derived from O hUaithnin, sharing the same origin as Honeen, and O'Huonyn.

Early Origins of the Honan family


The surname Honan was first found in the ancient territory of Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.

Early History of the Honan family


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Honan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Honan, O'Honan, Honeen, Honyn, O'Honounne and many more.

Early Notables of the Honan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Honan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Honan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teague Honan, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Honan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Honan, who was naturalized in Kentucky in 1853
  • Martin and James Honan, who immigrated to New York from County Clare in 1855
  • James Honan, who was naturalized in Indiana between 1853 and 1857
  • Edward Honan, who was naturalized in Indiana in 1870

Honan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Honan, aged 30 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing 17th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 80)
  • Mr. John Honan, aged 35 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 80)
  • Miss. Mary Honan, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing 17th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but she died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 80)

Honan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Honan, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml
  • Michael Honan, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"
  • James Honan, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Thomas Honan, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Jane Honan, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Honan (post 1700)


  • Martin Weldon "Marty" Honan (1869-1908), American Major League Baseball player
  • Park Honan (b. 1928), American academic and author
  • Colm Honan (b. 1954), Irish retired hurler
  • Tras Honan (b. 1930), former Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Robert Emmett Honan (b. 1944), Australian former rugby league and rugby union player
  • William H Honan, reporter for the New York Times
  • Linda Honan, writer of history books for children
  • Mark Honan, travel writer

The Honan Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec timeo nec sperno
Motto Translation: I neither fear nor despise.


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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 80)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml

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