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Merrigan Early Origins



The surname Merrigan was first found in Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster, where they held a family seat as chiefs where with a castle at Rathcline. After the Norman Conquest of England, Irish history was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Westmeath.

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Merrigan Spelling Variations


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Merrigan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Murrigan, Murrin, Murrain, Merrigan, Murricane, Murrigain, Maragan, Merrigan, Marrican, O'Murrigan, O'Murrin, O'Merrigan, O'Murricane, O'Murrigain, O'Merrigan, O'Merrigan, O'Merregan and many more.

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Merrigan Early History


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Merrigan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merrigan research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1807 is included under the topic Early Merrigan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merrigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Merrigan 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:

Merrigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Merrigan, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  • Bridget Merrigan, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  • Edward Merrigan, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  • Patrick Merrigan, aged 13, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merrigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merrigan (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Merrigan, United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
  • Lawrence A. Merrigan, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Louisiana, 1932 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Merrigan, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1921-22 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sean Merrigan (b. 1962), Irish professional footballer
  • Matthew "Matt" Merrigan (1922-2000), Irish socialist and trade unionist
  • Harvey Merrigan (b. 1949), former Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Merrigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merrigan 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 11 December 2016 at 02:56.

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