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O'Carocan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name O'Carocan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corragain.

Early Origins of the O'Carocan family

The surname O'Carocan was first found in Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, in Ulster, where they are known to have been located since the 9th century. This family was related to the Maguires, and both families claim descent from the three Collas, who were Irish kings during the 4th century. Those of the O'Carocan family is now scattered widely across Ireland, with the exception of Munster, where they are uncommon. The dispersion of the family had already taken place by the 16th century, when bearers of the name were recorded in the counties of Meath, Monaghan, Offaly and Roscommon. Petty's census of 1659, lists Corrigan and O'Corrigan as among the most common names in the counties of Fermanagh, Longford and Offaly.

Early History of the O'Carocan family

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O'Carocan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrigan, Caragan, Caraghen, Carigan, Carignan, Carragan, O'Carrigan, Corrigan, Corigan, O'Corrigan, Corigon, Corrigon, Corrigen, Korrigan, Korigan, Currigan, Courigan, Currigen, Kurrigan, Corregan, Coregan, Corigen, Korrigen, Korigen, Kurigan and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Carocan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the O'Carocan family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hugh Corrigan, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1750; James Corrigan, a convict sent from Middlesex county, England to American in 1764; Andrew Corrigan, who came to New York, NY in 1816.

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