All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Mangint originally appeared in Gaelic as O Mongain, which is derived from the word mongach, which means hairy.
Early Origins of the Mangint family
The surname Mangint was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
and styled as one of the Irish Clanns who were descendants of King Niall of the Nine Hostages. They were descended through Eochy Moyvane, to Niall Mor, his son, the great Niall of the Nine Hostages. Descended was O'Mongain the great chief of the Mangans whose territories included branches in Mayo, Connacht
, Cork and Limerick.
Early History of the Mangint family
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Mangint Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Mangint family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including O' Mongain (Gaelic), Mangan, Mongan, Mongin, Mungan, Mungen, Mongun, O'Mongan, O'Mongin, O'Mungen, O'Mongun, O'Mongun, O'Mangan and many more.
Early Notables of the Mangint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mangint family to the New World and Oceana
The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families
to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine
of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Mangint:
Mangint Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francois Mangint, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 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)