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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 Londergan, 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 Londergan family originally lived in the settlement of Llanaghan, which is in the Welsh county of Brecon.

Londergan Early Origins



The surname Londergan 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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Londergan Spelling Variations


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Londergan Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations. The many versions of the name Londergan to have been recorded over the years include: Lanigan, Lanahan, Lenaghan, Lanaghan, Linehan and many more.

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Londergan Early History


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Londergan Early History



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

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Londergan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Londergan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Londergan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Londergan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Londergan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1805
  • Joanna Londergan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • Thomas Londergan, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Londergan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Londergan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • John Londergan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Patrick Londergan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Mary Londergan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Ellen Londergan, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Londergan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Londergan (post 1700)



  • Casey Londergan, American Associate Professor of Chemistry at Haverford College

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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



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The Londergan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Londergan 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2013 at 14:43.

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