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The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Lonergan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longargain.

Lonergan Early Origins



The surname Lonergan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Lonergan Spelling Variations


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Lonergan Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached the general citizenry. Research into the name Lonergan revealed spelling variations, including Lonergan, Landergan, Landrigan, Ladrigan, Lonagan, Landragan, Longargan and many more.

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Lonergan Early History


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Lonergan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lonergan research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Lonergan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lonergan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lonergan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lonergan 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



Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North Ameri ca. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Lonergan:

Lonergan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lonergan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830
  • Kennedy Lonergan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830
  • Edmund and Michael Lonergan arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Thomas Lonergan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Thomas Augustine Lonergan, who arrived in Mississippi in 1883

Lonergan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Lonergan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • Patrick Lonergan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1837
  • Edmond Lonergan, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Rebecca" from Liverpool, England

Lonergan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Lonergan, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Lonergan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M Lonergan landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
  • T Lonergan landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1844
  • Ellen Lonergan, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Bridget Lonergan, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Hannah Lonergan, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lonergan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lonergan (post 1700)



  • Philip T. Lonergan, American Democrat politician, Chair of Susquehanna County Democratic Party, 1927
  • Owsley Lonergan, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1920
  • Maurice P. Lonergan, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Suffern, New York; Elected 1949
  • James M. Lonergan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Essex County, 1954
  • Lucy Waters Lonergan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1952
  • Frank Lonergan, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Auburn, Washington, 2009
  • Edward J. Lonergan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940
  • Augustine Lonergan (1874-1947), American Democrat politician, U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1933-39; Defeated, 1920, 1928, 1938
  • Arthur Lonergan (1906-1989), American Academy Award nominated art director
  • John Lonergan (1839-1902), Irish-born, American captain in the Union Army, recipient of the Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. 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.
    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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

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