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The surname Nyhan comes from the Irish O Niathain.

Nyhan Early Origins



The surname Nyhan was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where Neivin O'Nyhyn was charged with harboring felons in 1295. William O'Nyhyn appeared in another court case not much later.

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Nyhan Spelling Variations


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Nyhan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nyhan, O'Nyhan, Nihan, Nihen, Nihane, Nahane, Neehane and many more.

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Nyhan Early History


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Nyhan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nyhan research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nyhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nyhan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nyhan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nyhan 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 or some of its variants were: Daniel Nihen, who arrived in New York in 1833; Honora and Patrick Neehan, who landed in Boston in 1849; Ellen Nihan, who immigrated to New York in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nyhan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nyhan (post 1700)



  • Jerry Nyhan, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County, 1938
  • Brendan Nyhan (b. 1978), American liberal to moderate political blogger, author, and political columnist
  • David Nyhan (1940-2005), American journalist and biographer whose column ran in The Boston Globe, eponym of the Harvard University's "David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism"
  • William Nyhan (b. 1926), American physician, Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla, CA, co-discoverer of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
  • Denis "D D" Nyhan, New Zealand driver of standard bred racehorses, top driver for 50 years

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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: Fortis et hospitalis
Motto Translation: Brave and hospitable.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. 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.
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Nyhan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nyhan 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 18 May 2016 at 14:19.

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