Show ContentsMungen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Mungen family

The surname Mungen 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.

Early History of the Mungen family

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Mungen Spelling Variations

Numerous spelling variations of the surname Mungen exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found 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 Mungen family (pre 1700)

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United States Mungen migration to the United States +

The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Mungen:

Mungen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Mungen, who arrived in Ohio in 1833
  • Charles Mungen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851
  • Charles and James Mungen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851

Contemporary Notables of the name Mungen (post 1700) +

  • William Mungen (1821-1887), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Ohio State Senate 33rd District, 1852-53; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1867-71 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook