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The surname Moynan comes from the original Irish O Muanain, the Oriel form of the Munster name O Maonain.

Moynan Early Origins



The surname Moynan was first found in the ancient territory of Oriel, located in the southeast corner of Ulster. Monks of Ireland have traditionally recorded a "Saint Moenenn" for the same feast day as Monan. Saint Monan is a legendary saint believed to have lived in either the 6th or 7th century. The first written record of him was found in the works of Brevarium Aberdonense, which was published in Edinburgh in 1509. In this account, Saint Monan was a companion of Saint Adrian who was with him on the Isle of May when he suffered martyrdom and then went on to Inverey in Fife and set up a chapel that fell to ruin. This chapel was rebuilt by King David II of Scotland between 1329 and 1371 after he recovered from battle wounds thanks to the intercession of the saint. Today, this is the site of St Monans in Fife, Scotland.

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Moynan Spelling Variations


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Moynan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moonan, O'Moonan, Monan, O'Monan, O'Monane, O'Monyne and many more.

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Moynan Early History


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Moynan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moynan research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1664 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Moynan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moynan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moynan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moynan 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:

Moynan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen Moynan, who sailed to Philadelphia or New Castle in 1805
  • Owen Moynan, aged 28, arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1805
  • Thomas Moynan, who arrived in New York in 1870
  • Thomas Moynan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moynan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moynan (post 1700)



  • Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906), Dublin-born painter

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Flecti non frangi
Motto Translation: To be bent, not broken.


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Moynan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Moynan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moynan 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 19 February 2014 at 11:34.

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