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Merrigan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Merrigan family


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.

Early History of the Merrigan family


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Another 95 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Merrigan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Merrigan family to the New World and Oceana


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

Contemporary Notables of the name Merrigan (post 1700)


  • 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
  • Kathleen Merrigan, United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
  • 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


  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


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