Lunagynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Lunagynd family

The surname Lunagynd 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 Lunagynd family

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Lunagynd Spelling Variations

Many variations of the name Lunagynd were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Lunagynd found include Lonergan, Landergan, Landrigan, Ladrigan, Lonagan, Landragan, Longargan and many more.

Early Notables of the Lunagynd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lunagynd family

The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of Lunagynd 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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