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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)



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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 [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)

Regan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

Regan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Regan, aged 40, who arrived in America in 1822 [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)
  • Patrick Regan, aged 28, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [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)
  • Denis Regan, aged 33, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834 [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)
  • Jeremiah Regan, aged 22, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [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)
  • William Regan, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1839 [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)
  • ... (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 [2]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, who 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, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Daniel Regan, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Regan, aged 24, who 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, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Catherine Regan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm
  • Susan Regan, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • John Regan, aged 29, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 15 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stuart 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
  • Sarah Regan, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 4th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1854.shtml.
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Regan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Regan, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mallard" in 1870
  • John Regan, aged 32, a cattle dealer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Catherine Regan, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Michael Regan, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • John Regan, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
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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




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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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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Friday 15 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stuart 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
  6. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 4th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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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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