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All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Mangum originally appeared in Gaelic as O Mongain, which is derived from the word mongach, which means hairy.

Mangum Early Origins



The surname Mangum 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.

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Mangum Spelling Variations


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Mangum Spelling Variations



Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Mangum that are preserved in documents of the family history are O' Mongain (Gaelic), Mangan, Mongan, Mongin, Mungan, Mungen, Mongun, O'Mongan, O'Mongin, O'Mungen, O'Mongun, O'Mongun, O'Mangan and many more.

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Mangum Early History


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Mangum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mangum research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1852 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Mangum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mangum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mangum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mangum 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Mangum: John, Mary and Judy Mangan who arrived in New York State in 1853; Francis, Henry, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas, and William Mangan, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1826 and 1868.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mangum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mangum (post 1700)



  • Willie Person Mangum (1792-1861), American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1818-19; Superior Court Judge in North Carolina; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1823-26
  • L. H. Mangum, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee)
  • Karl Mangum, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1948
  • John D. Mangum, American Republican politician, Mayor of Marquette, Michigan, 1901; Defeated (Citizens), 1900; Michigan Republican State Chair, 1917
  • H. H. Mangum, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1916
  • Eugene Kenneth Mangum (1914-2007), American Democrat politician, Lawyer
  • A. G. Mangum, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gaston County, 1907-08
  • Betty Oxendine Mangum, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000
  • Leo Allan Mangum (1896-1974), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1924 to 1935
  • Jonathan Mangum (b. 1971), American actor and comedian, known for his role on The Wayne Brady Show and as an announcer for the game show Let's Make a Deal
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Mangum


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Suggested Readings for the name Mangum



  • The Magnums of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi by John T. Palmer.

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Mangum Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Mangum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mangum 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 10 April 2016 at 17:53.

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