Monaghen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Many variations of the name Monaghen 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."

Early Origins of the Monaghen family

The surname Monaghen 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.

Early History of the Monaghen family

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Monaghen Spelling Variations

Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Monaghen 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.

Early Notables of the Monaghen family (pre 1700)

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Australia Monaghen migration to Australia +

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

Monaghen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Michael Monaghen, (Monaghan), Irish convict who was convicted in Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Castle Forbes" on 28th September 1823, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1825 [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 2nd January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/castle-forbes)


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