Nugen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname is one of the Anglo-Norman names that arrived in Ireland in the wake of the 12th century invasion by Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke. The surname Nugen belongs to the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. The name of the Nugen family comes from one of the many places called Nogent in France. The Gaelic form of the surname Nugen is Nuinseann.
Early Origins of the Nugen family
The surname Nugen was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat after 1172.
Early History of the Nugen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nugen research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1213, 1486, 1544, 1602, 1583, 1642, 1607, 1621, 1684, 1680, 1669, 1714, 1715, 1669, 1752, 1671 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Nugen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nugen Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name Nugen revealed many spelling variations including Nugent, Nogent, Newgent, Neugent, Newgant, Newgeant, Nuegent, Nougent, Newjeant, Nujent, Noigent, Nuigent, Nuijent, Nushend, Newshent, Newshand, Neushant and many more.
Early Notables of the Nugen family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was Sir Christopher Nugent, 6th Baron Delvin (1544-1602), an Irish nobleman and writer who was arrested on suspicion of treason against Queen Elizabeth I of England; Richard Nugent, 1st Earl Of Westmeath (1583-1642), an Irish nobleman and politician, imprisoned for plotting against the Crown in 1607, but was later pardoned and thereafter a reliable supporter of...
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Migration of the Nugen family
Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Nugen: Christopher Nugent who settled in Virginia in 1638; as well as Arthur, Charles, Daniel, Edward, Hugh, Henry, Isabella, Jane, John, Margaret, Martin, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Richard, Robert, Terence, Thomas and William Nugent, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
Contemporary Notables of the name Nugen (post 1700) +
- Robert Hunter Nugen (1809-1872), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1861-63 
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