The Irish surname Magnan is most likely derived from the "Castlemagner" in County Cork, also known as Magnelstown. The name was first recorded as Magnel, which had become Magner by the 16th century. The Irish form of the name is Maingneir.
Early Origins of the Magnan family
The surname Magnan was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the family name was recorded in the Judiciary Rolls in the 13th century.
Important Dates for the Magnan family
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Magnan migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Magnan Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Antoine Magnan, aged 35, who arrived in Canada in 1657
Mr. Antoine Magnan, French settler travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 10th April 1657 
Magnan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Mrs. Mary Magnan, aged 35 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Bridgetown" departing 3rd July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 29th August 1847 but she died on board 
Mr. Michael Magnan, aged 13 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Pursuit" departing 4th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd June 1847 but he died on board 
Mr. William Magnan, aged 35 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Bridgetown" departing 3rd July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 29th August 1847 but he died on board 
Contemporary Notables of the name Magnan (post 1700)
General Joseph Magnan (1896-1976), French Inspector-General for the Defence of Metropolis France (1954-1957) 
^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 85)
^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Joseph Magnan. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Magnan/Joseph-Abraham-Auguste-Pierre-Edouard/France.html
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