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Many variations of the name Monagan have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Manachain, which is derived from the word "manach," which means "monk."

Monagan Early Origins



The surname Monagan was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Monagan Spelling Variations


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Monagan Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Monagan were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Monaghan, Monahan, Monagham, Monahon, Monagan, Mongan, Monaugher, Monck and many more.

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Monagan Early History


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Monagan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monagan research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Monagan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Monagan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monagan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Monagan 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Monagan:

Monagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Monagan, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1812

Monagan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Monagan, who arrived in Ontario in 1809

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Contemporary Notables of the name Monagan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Monagan (post 1700)



  • Walter E. Monagan, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury; Elected 1910
  • Robert Timothy Monagan Jr. (b. 1920), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1961-72; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1969-70; Presidential Elector for California, 1968, 1972
  • John Stephen Monagan (1911-2005), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1943-47; Defeated, 1947; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1959-73; Defeated, 1942, 1972

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Monagan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Monagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monagan 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 2 November 2015 at 09:34.

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