Lundercant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Lundercant originally appeared in Gaelic as O Longargain.
Early Origins of the Lundercant family
The surname Lundercant 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. " 
Early History of the Lundercant family
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Lundercant Spelling Variations
Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Lundercant are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Lonergan, Landergan, Landrigan, Ladrigan, Lonagan, Landragan, Longargan and many more.
Early Notables of the Lundercant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lundercant family
Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Lundercant: 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..