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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, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Bridget Merrigan, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Edward Merrigan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • Patrick Merrigan, aged 13, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"

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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
  • John T. Merrigan, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1921-22
  • 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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Merrigan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    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. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. 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 29 January 2016 at 09:00.

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