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

Regan Early Origins



The surname Regan 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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Regan Spelling Variations


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Regan Spelling Variations



Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Regan are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Reagan, Regan, O'Regan, O'Reagan and others.

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Regan Early History


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Regan Early History



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

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Regan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Regan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Regan 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



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Regan:

Regan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cornelius Regan, who arrived in Maryland in 1662

Regan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lott Regan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Regan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Regan, aged 40, arrived in America in 1822
  • Patrick Regan, aged 28, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Denis Regan, aged 33, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Jeremiah Regan, aged 22, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • William Regan, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Regan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jeremiah Regan U.E. (b. 1741) who settled in Sussex Vale [ Sussex Corner], Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a Magistrate, he died in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Regan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Regan, aged 28, landed in Canada in 1823
  • John Regan, who settled with his wife and three children in Prescott, Ontario, Canada, in 1825
  • Daniel Regan, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Daniel Regan, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Regan, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Regan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Regan, a currier, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Catherine Regan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • Susan Regan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • John Regan, aged 29, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"
  • Sarah Regan, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Regan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Regan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mallard" in 1870
  • John Regan, aged 32, a cattle dealer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Catherine Regan, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Michael Regan, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • John Regan, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Regan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Regan (post 1700)



  • Wilma Regan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940
  • Timothy Morgan Regan (1843-1919), American Democrat politician, Mining business; lumberman; hotel proprietor; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1904, 1908
  • Thomas Daniel Regan, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1974
  • Robert A. Regan (b. 1957), American Republican politician, counsel to New York State Sen. Ronald B. Stafford, 1993; Mayor of Glens Falls, New York, 1998-
  • Raymond Regan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Phil Regan (1906-1996), American Democrat politician, Detective; singer; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1944, 1948
  • Ramon S. Regan, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • Mark Regan, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Mound, Minnesota, 2012
  • Marie Regan, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964
  • Kenneth Mills Regan (1893-1959), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Pecos, Texas, 1929-32; Member of Texas State Senate, 1933-37
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Regan Historic Events


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Regan Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Michael Regan, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Laurence Regan, British Leading Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Albert E Regan, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Regan


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Suggested Readings for the name Regan



  • The Invincible Irish: Ronald Wilson Reagen-Irish Ancestry and Immigration to America by Patricia Meade White.
  • The Lineage of the Amos Ragan Family by Elizabeth H. Ragan.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. 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).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Regan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Regan 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.

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