Mernagh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname is probably derived from the Irish adjective "meirtneach" meaning "dispirited." The name would have likely arisen from a nickname.
Early Origins of the Mernagh family
The surname Mernagh was first found in County Wexford
and neighboring areas in Counties Carlow and Wicklow
. Bearers of the name are closely associated with the Kavanaghs, and it is very likely that the Mernagh family are a branch of the MacMurrough Kavanagh Sept.
Early History of the Mernagh family
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Mernagh Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mernagh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mernagh family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mernagh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Mernagh who immigrated to New Orleans in 1848
- John Mernagh who immigrated to New Orleans in 1849
- Edward Mernagh, who settled in New York City in 1849
- Mary Mernagh, who settled in New York City in 1851
- Patrick Mernagh and his family settled in New York City in 1853
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Mernagh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mr. Robert Mernagh of Ballyleigh, Ballywilliam, Co. Wexford, bound for Chicago, Illinois was lost in the Titanic disaster of 1912
Contemporary Notables of the name Mernagh (post 1700)
- Dean Mernagh, successful jockey in English horse racing
Historic Events for the Mernagh family
- Mr. John Robert Mernagh (d. 1912), aged 26, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballywilliam, Wexford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
The Mernagh 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: Siochthain agus fairsinge
Motto Translation: Peace and plenty.
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