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The Anglo- Norman Conquest of Ireland lead by Strongbow introduced the first non-Gaelic elements into Irish nomenclature. These Anglo- Normans brought some traditions to Ireland that were not readily found within Gaelic system of hereditary surnames. One of the best examples of this is the local surname. Local surnames, such as Linehan, were taken from the name of a place or a geographical feature where the person lived, held land, or was born. These surnames were very common in England, but were almost non-existent within Ireland previous to the conquest. Originally, these place names were prefixed by "de," which means "from" in French. This type of prefix was eventually either made a part of the surname, if the place name began with a vowel, or was eliminated entirely. The Linehan family originally lived in the settlement of Llanaghan, which is in the Welsh county of Brecon.

Linehan Early Origins



The surname Linehan was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they were granted lands by Strongbow after his invasion of Ireland in 1172.

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Linehan Spelling Variations


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Linehan Spelling Variations



Since church officials and medieval scribes spelt each name as it sounded to them; as a result, a single person could accumulate many different versions of his name within official records. A close examination of the origins of the name Linehan revealed the following spelling variations: Lanigan, Lanahan, Lenaghan, Lanaghan, Linehan and many more.

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Linehan Early History


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Linehan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linehan research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1249 is included under the topic Early Linehan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Linehan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Linehan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Linehan 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



During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North Ameri ca. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Linehan:

Linehan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne Linehan, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Abby Linehan, aged 50, who settled in America from Cork, in 1897

Linehan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bertha Linehan, aged 28, who landed in America from County Waterford, Ireland in 1904
  • Cornelius Linehan, aged 32, who emigrated to America from London, in 1904
  • Agnes Linehan, aged 33, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1905
  • Anna Linehan, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Con Linehan, aged 22, who settled in America from Boherbee, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Linehan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Linehan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • Abigail Linehan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Timothy Linehan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Miss. Mary Linehan, aged 1 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Urania" 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. 40)
  • Mr. Patrick Linehan, aged 35 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Asia" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in October 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. 40)

Linehan Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ambrose Linehan, aged 25, who settled in St Marys, Newfoundland, in 1914
  • Annie Linehan, aged 25, who emigrated to St. Marys, Newfoundland, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Linehan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Linehan (post 1700)



  • Brian Richard Linehan (1944-2004), Canadian television interviewer, host of City Lights, a program running from 1973 to 1989
  • Tim Linehan, American screenwriter
  • Scott Linehan (b. 1963), American football head coach
  • Neil J. Linehan (1895-1967), American politician
  • Marsha M. Linehan (b. 1943), American psychologist and author
  • John Linehan (b. 1952), Northern Irish comedian
  • Graham Linehan (b. 1969), Irish television writer and director
  • Alfie Linehan (b. 1940), Irish former cricketer
  • Rosaleen Linehan (b. 1937), American veteran stage and screen actress
  • Michael D. Linehan III (b. 1962), Chamber of Commerce Executive

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Linehan Historic Events


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Linehan Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Michael Linehan (d. 1912), aged 21, Irish Third Class passenger from Boherbue, Cork who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Patriae infelici fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to an unhappy country.


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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. 40)

Other References

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  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  7. 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).
  8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The Linehan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linehan 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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