The Anglo- Norman Conquest
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
surnames, such as Londrigan, 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 Londrigan family originally lived in the settlement of Llanaghan, which is in the Welsh
county of Brecon.
Early Origins of the Londrigan family
The surname Londrigan 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
Early History of the Londrigan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Londrigan research.Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1249 is included under the topic Early Londrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Londrigan Spelling Variations
Church officials and medieval scribes spelled names as they sounded; therefore, single person, could have his name spelt many different ways during their lifetime. While investigating the origins of the name Londrigan, many spelling variations
were encountered, including: Lanigan, Lanahan, Lenaghan, Lanaghan, Linehan and many more.
Early Notables of the Londrigan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Londrigan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Londrigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Londrigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
- Catherine Londrigan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
- Catherine Londrigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835
- Mary Londrigan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1839
- Mr. Edward Londrigan, aged 22 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Londrigan (post 1700)
- William Londrigan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2000, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Londrigan 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.