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Irish surnames are linked to the long Gaelic heritage of the Island nation. The original Gaelic form of the name Reagan is O Riagain. In County Waterford, the Gaelic form O Reagain is used.

Reagan Early Origins



The surname Reagan was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Reagan Spelling Variations


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Reagan Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Reagan some of these variations included: Reagan, Regan, O'Regan, O'Reagan and others.

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Reagan Early History


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Reagan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reagan research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Reagan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reagan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reagan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name Reagan or one of its variants:

Reagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Reagan, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bernard H Reagan, aged 28, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James, John, Michael, and Patrick Reagan, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Patrick Reagan, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Eliza Reagan, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reagan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Danl. Reagan, aged 9, who landed in America from Tulla, in 1900
  • Cornelius Reagan, aged 73, who emigrated to the United States from Cork, in 1903
  • John Reagan, aged 22, who landed in America from Castlesea, Ireland, in 1905
  • James Reagan, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Chester, England, in 1906
  • Joseph Reagan, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Limerick, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reagan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Reagan, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml
  • Henry Reagan, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.

Reagan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Reagan, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reagan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reagan (post 1700)



  • President Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004), American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States, 33rd Governor of California and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Nancy Davis Reagan (1921-2016), born Anne Frances Robbins, who served as First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Marcum "Marc" Reagan (b. 1967), American Station Training Lead in Mission Operations at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
  • Francis Xavier "Frank" Reagan (1919-1972), American NFL football player who played from 1941 to 1951
  • John Edward "Jack" Reagan (1883-1941), American father of United States President Ronald Reagan
  • Joshua Reagan (b. 1989), American pair skater, cowinner of the 2011 U.S. Junior championship
  • Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (1941-2001), first child of Ronald Reagan and his first wife, Jane Wyman
  • Michael Edward Reagan (b. 1945), born John Flaugher, American author and former radio host, best known for his nationally syndicated radio show, The Michael Reagan Talk Show, adopted son of Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman
  • John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), American politician, United States Senator from Texas (1887-1891)
  • Timothy G. Reagan (b. 1956), American educator
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Reagan


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Suggested Readings for the name Reagan



  • Smoky Mountain Clans by Donald B. Reagan.
  • The Way I See It: An Autobiography by Patti Davis.
  • The Invincible Irish: Ronald Wilson Reagen-Irish Ancestry and Immigrantion to America by Patricia Meade White.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Reagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reagan 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 20 June 2017 at 10:03.

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