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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)

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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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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