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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.

Mongin Early Origins



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.

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Mongin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mongin Early History


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Mongin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mongin research. Another 165 words (12 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.

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Mongin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mongin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mongin 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



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
  • Francis Mongin, who landed in South Carolina in 1737
  • Jacques Mongin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1757
  • Lewis Mongin arrived in Philadelphia in 1799

Mongin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Mongin landed in Philadelphia in 1871
  • Patrick Mongin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mongin (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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    The Mongin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mongin 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 09:41.

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