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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 Horrigan is O hArgain.

Horrigan Early Origins



The surname Horrigan 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.

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Horrigan Spelling Variations


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Horrigan Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Horrigan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Horgan, O'Horgan, Horgon, Hourigan, Horrigan, O'Hourigan, O'Horrigan, Arragan, O'Arragan, Aragan, Harrigan, O'Harrigan and many more.

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Horrigan Early History


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Horrigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horrigan research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1715, 1849, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Horrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horrigan 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



A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Horrigan:

Horrigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Horrigan settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1853
  • David, Ellen, John and Catherine Horrigan settled in New York State in 1854
  • James Horrigan, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Michael Horrigan, who arrived in Mississippi in 1854
  • Jeremiah Horrigan, who landed in Mississippi in 1856

Horrigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Tim Horrigan, aged 32, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Peggy Horrigan, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Ms. Bridget Horrigan, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [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. 34)
  • Mrs. Ellen Horrigan, aged 60 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In May 1847 [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. 34)
  • Mrs. Esther Horrigan, aged 34 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Seaton" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [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. 34)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Horrigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Horrigan, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Margaret Horrigan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Bridget Horrigan, aged 35, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"
  • Michael Horrigan, aged 31, a quarryman, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Julia Horrigan, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horrigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horrigan (post 1700)



  • Alfred F. Horrigan (b. 1914), American founding president of Bellarmine University
  • Jack Horrigan (1925-1973), former American Football League (AFL) Public Relations Director
  • Samuel Emmett "Sam" Horrigan (b. 1981), American actor best known for his role as Quentin Kelly on the hit ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire
  • Liam Horrigan, Irish professional rugby league footballer
  • Bryan Horrigan, Australian researcher, consultant, commentator and professional speaker

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Horrigan Historic Events


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Horrigan Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Cornelius Horrigan (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William M Horrigan, British Petty Officer Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Patrick Anthony Horrigan, British Cook (S), who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael Horrigan, English Greaser from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master Cornelius Horrigan, English Steward's Young Assistant from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Horrigan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. 34)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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The Horrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horrigan 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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