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

Nelligan Early Origins



The surname Nelligan 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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Nelligan Spelling Variations


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Nelligan Spelling Variations



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

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Nelligan Early History


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Nelligan Early History



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

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Nelligan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nelligan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Nelligan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Nelligan, who was naturalized in Lousiana between 1841 and 1844

Nelligan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Nelligan, aged 23, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Patrick Nelligan, who settled in the Ottawa Valley in 1829
  • James and Thomas Nelligan, who were recorded in the 1871 census in Toronto

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nelligan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nelligan (post 1700)



  • James L. Nelligan (b. 1929), former US politician member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Charlie Nelligan (b. 1957), retired Irish sportsperson
  • Patricia Colleen "Kate" Nelligan (b. 1950), Academy Award-nominated Canadian stage, film and television actress
  • Emile Nelligan (1879-1941), French Canadian poet born of an Irish emigrant

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Nelligan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nelligan 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 25 September 2015 at 09:12.

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