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The Irish form of the surname Neligan is O Niallagain, from the Christian name Niall.

Neligan Early Origins



The surname Neligan was first found in south Leinster, where in 1315, Richard Nelgan, a follower of the Kavanaghs, was an interpreter between Richard II and the Irish chiefs. In the city of Kilkenny, John Neligan was a merchant and Nicholas Neligan a householder. Ballynelligan, named for the family, is near Lismore, County Waterford.

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Neligan Spelling Variations


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Neligan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Neligan, O'Neligan, Nelligan and others.

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Neligan Early History


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Neligan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neligan research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1815 and 1863 are included under the topic Early Neligan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neligan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neligan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neligan 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:

Neligan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Neligan, who was naturalized in Missouri in 1840
  • John Neligan, aged 36, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • William Neligan, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neligan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neligan (post 1700)



  • Maurice Neligan (1937-2010), Irish heart surgeon, activist, newspaper columnist and media commentator, performed Ireland's first heart transplant
  • David Neligan (1899-1983), better know as "The Spy in the Castle" in the Irish War of Independence 1919-1921
  • Rev. Moore Richard Neligan (1863-1922), noted Irish-born Anglican bishop
  • Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Neligan (1886-1923), British-born Australian soldier, recipient of the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, a Distinguished Service Order & Bar, a Distinguished Conduct Medal and five Mention in Dispatches

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Neligan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neligan 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 3 September 2014 at 11:43.

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