Lonergend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Lonergend family

The surname Lonergend 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.

One of the first records of the family was "at the synod of Kells, 1152, [when] Cardinal Paparo gave a pallium to Donat O'Lonergan of Cashel, and since then his successors have ruled the ecclesiastical province of Munster. " [1]

Early History of the Lonergend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lonergend research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Lonergend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lonergend Spelling Variations

Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Lonergend revealed many variations, including Lonergan, Landergan, Landrigan, Ladrigan, Lonagan, Landragan, Longargan and many more.

Early Notables of the Lonergend family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lonergend family

Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North America. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Lonergend or one of its variants: Edward Landragan settled in Philadelphia in 1858 along with John; Thomas and Andrew Landragaon arrived in Philadelphia in 1876; Edmund and Michael Lonergan arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..



  1. ^ Herbermann, Charles George, ed. The Catholic Encyclopedia New York: Appleton, 1913. Print


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