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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, all Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name MacColgin is O Cuileagain.

MacColgin Early Origins



The surname MacColgin was first found in County Derry, also known as Londonderry where they claim descent from the O'Conors (Faley) through Cumasach, brother of Aeneas, having derived their surname from the Irish "colg" which means "sword," thus the name Colgan was a "swordsman," a quo Clann Colgain. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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MacColgin Spelling Variations


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MacColgin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colgan, MacColgan, McColgan, O'Colgan and others.

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MacColgin Early History


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MacColgin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacColgin research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1657, 1658 and 1765 are included under the topic Early MacColgin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacColgin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacColgin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacColgin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacColgin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John MacColgin, who arrived in New London, Connecticut in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus probata florescit
Motto Translation: Tried virtue flourishes.


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MacColgin Family Crest Products


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