Lunnergane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Lunnergane family

The surname Lunnergane 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 Lunnergane family

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

Lunnergane Spelling Variations

Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Lunnergane that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are Lonergan, Landergan, Landrigan, Ladrigan, Lonagan, Landragan, Longargan and many more.

Early Notables of the Lunnergane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lunnergane family

North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Lunnergane: 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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