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Monohan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Many variations of the name Monohan 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 Monohan family


The surname Monohan 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 Monohan family


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Monohan Spelling Variations


People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Monohan that are preserved in archival documents are Monaghan, Monahan, Monagham, Monahon, Monagan, Mongan, Monaugher, Monck and many more.

Early Notables of the Monohan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Monohan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Monohan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Monohan, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

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