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Many variations of the name Monahen 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."

Monahen Early Origins



The surname Monahen 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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Monahen Spelling Variations


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Monahen Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Monahen revealed spelling variations, including Monaghan, Monahan, Monagham, Monahon, Monagan, Mongan, Monaugher, Monck and many more.

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Monahen Early History


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Monahen Early History



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

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Monahen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monahen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Monahen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Monahen, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834

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Monahen Family Crest Products


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Monahen Family Crest Products




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