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Multiple Origins for the Surname Magnan


Irish


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, who 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) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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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: Great is truth


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Magnan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  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. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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