Minogue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish Minogue surname is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic name O Muineog, most likely derived from the Irish word "manach," which meant "monk." The prefix "O" signifies "grandson of" or "descendant" and indicates the patronymic origin of this surname.

Early Origins of the Minogue family

The surname Minogue was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where Clerichen O Muineoc, bishop of Leighlin, died in 1050. Walter O'Mynok was acquitted of a charge of stealing cattle near Limerick in 1313.

Early History of the Minogue family

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Minogue Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minogue, Minnock, O'Minogue and others.

Early Notables of the Minogue family (pre 1700)

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United States Minogue migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minogue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Minogue and his family, who landed in New Orleans in 1849
  • Brady Minogue who immigrated to New York in 1851
  • William and Darby Minogue, who landed in New York in 1852 and 1853
  • Daniel Minogue and his family, who arrived in New York in 1855
  • Martin and John Minogue, who sailed to New York in 1861 and 1863
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Australia Minogue migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Minogue Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Darby Minogue, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [1]
  • Darby Minogue, aged 33, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851 [1]
  • Bridget Minogue, aged 29, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851 [1]
  • Denis Minogue, aged 9, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851 [1]
  • Darby Minogue, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [2]
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New Zealand Minogue migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Minogue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Kate Minogue, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Julia Minogue, aged 18, a dairymaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Mary E. Minogue, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Miss Ellen Minogue, (b. 1854), aged 21, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [3]
  • Miss Johanna Minogue, (b. 1857), aged 18, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Minogue (post 1700) +

  • Kylie Minogue (b. 1968), Australian pop singer with thirty-two consecutive Top 20 singles in the United Kingdom, the highest-selling female Australian artist of all time, winner of a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards and 17 ARIA Music Awards
  • Danielle Jane "Danii" Minogue (b. 1971), Australian actress, singer and sister of Kylie
  • John Minogue (b. 1959), Irish hurling manager and former player, current manager of the Clare under-21 hurling team
  • Daniel Patrick "Dan" Minogue (1893-1983), Irish-born, Australian politician who served on the Sydney City Council from 1938 to 1950, leading the Lang Labor faction on the council, he later represented the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1969, holding the seat of West Sydney
  • Áine Minogue (b. 1977), Irish harpist, singer, arranger and composer, now living in the Boston area who has recorded thirteen solo albums
  • Mike Minogue, New Zealand television and film actor who plays Officer Minogue in the television series, Wellington Paranormal
  • Michael John "Mike" Minogue QSO (1923-2008), New Zealand National Party politician, lawyer and 26th Mayor of Hamilton ((1968-1976)
  • Kenneth Robert "Ken" Minogue (1930-2013), New Zealand-born, Australian academic and political theorist who has lived in the United Kingdom for many years
  • Walter Minogue (1910-1958), Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (1931-1933)
  • Daniel Thomas "Dan" Minogue (1891-1961), Australian rules footballer and later coach in the Victorian Football League; he played in 180 matches and coached 363


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1852.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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