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 Hourihane is O hArgain.
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of
, where they were part of the main tribe in prehistoric times, known as the Corca Laoidhe.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hourihane research.Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1715, 1849, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Hourihane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Individual scribes in the Ireland
during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origin of the Hourihane family name include Horgan, O'Horgan, Horgon, Hourigan, Horrigan, O'Hourigan, O'Horrigan, Arragan, O'Arragan, Aragan, Harrigan, O'Harrigan and many more.