While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Horen is O hArgain.
Early Origins of the Horen family
The surname Horen was first found in County Cork
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where they were part of the main tribe in prehistoric times, known as the Corca Laoidhe.
Early History of the Horen family
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Horen Spelling Variations
The search for the origins of the name Horen family name revealed numerous spelling variations
. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Horgan, O'Horgan, Horgon, Hourigan, Horrigan, O'Hourigan, O'Horrigan, Arragan, O'Arragan, Aragan, Harrigan, O'Harrigan and many more.
Early Notables of the Horen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Horen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Joanna Horen, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1839
- Ellen Horen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841
Contemporary Notables of the name Horen (post 1700)
- Roxy Horen (d. 2009), American stage actress
- Robert L. Horen (1925-1994), American actor, best known for his role in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)