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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.

Magnan Early Origins



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.

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Magnan Spelling Variations


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Magnan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magner, Magnel, Magnan, Magnier and others.

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Magnan Early History


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Magnan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magnan research. Another 366 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1656 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Magnan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magnan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magnan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Magnan 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:

Magnan Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Magnan, aged 35, arrived in Canada in 1657

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnan (post 1700)



  • General Joseph Magnan (1896-1976), French Inspector-General for the Defence of Metropolis France (1954-1957)

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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: Magna est veritas
Motto Translation: Magna est veritas


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Magnan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Magnan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magnan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2016 at 15:15.

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