Many variations of the name O'Monaghend have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Manachain, which is derived from the word "manach," which means "monk."
Early Origins of the O'Monaghend family
The surname O'Monaghend was first found in County Roscommon
(Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland
in the province of Connacht
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the O'Monaghend family
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O'Monaghend Spelling Variations
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname O'Monaghend are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Monaghan
, Monahan, Monagham, Monahon, Monagan, Mongan, Monaugher, Monck and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Monaghend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Monaghend family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name O'Monaghend: William Monahan, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Edward Monaghan
, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806; Patrick Monagan, who arrived in Ontario in 1809.