Mongin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Mongin originally appeared in Gaelic as O Mongain, which is derived from the word mongach, which means hairy.

Early Origins of the Mongin family

The surname Mongin was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat and styled as one of the Irish Clanns who were descendants of King Niall of the Nine Hostages. They were descended through Eochy Moyvane, to Niall Mor, his son, the great Niall of the Nine Hostages. Descended was O'Mongain the great chief of the Mangans whose territories included branches in Mayo, Connacht, Cork and Limerick.

Important Dates for the Mongin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mongin research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1852 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Mongin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mongin Spelling Variations

Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Mongin family name include O' Mongain (Gaelic), Mangan, Mongan, Mongin, Mungan, Mungen, Mongun, O'Mongan, O'Mongin, O'Mungen, O'Mongun, O'Mongun, O'Mangan and many more.

Early Notables of the Mongin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mongin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mongin migration to the United States

In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Mongin:

Mongin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Mongin, who arrived in South Carolina in 1737 [1]
  • Francis Mongin, who landed in South Carolina in 1737 [1]
  • Jacques Mongin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1757
  • Lewis Mongin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1799
Mongin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Mongin, who landed in Philadelphia in 1871
  • Patrick Mongin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Mongin (post 1700)

  • J. B. H. Mongin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1908; Chair of Seneca County Republican Party, 1910 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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