Many variations of the name Monnahane 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 Monnahane family
The surname Monnahane 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 Monnahane family
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Monnahane Spelling Variations
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations
of the surname Monnahane 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 Monnahane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Monnahane family to the New World and Oceana
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 Monnahane: William Monahan, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Edward Monaghan
, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806; Patrick Monagan, who arrived in Ontario in 1809.