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This interesting name is of Irish origins and appeared with the Prefix "O" until the 17th Century. In the 16th and 17th Centuries references are plentiful but by 1550 the sept had been dispersed from their homeland in Connacht, and seem to be found subsequently in counties Limerick, Kildare, Offaly and Tipperary. The derivation of this name is almost certainly from the Gaelic "Gruagain", a personal name from a diminutive of "gruag", hair, but Grogan may also be the Anglicization of the Gaelic "Grugain" from the personal name "Grugan", a diminutive of grug, fierceness. In the Tudor Fiants the name is usually recorded as O' Grogan but also with variants such as O'Grogane, O'Growgane, and O'Gruogan...

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Charles Grogan b abt 1831 Balligo, County Mayo d bef 1880 Archbald, Lackawanna County, PA, USA Margaret (Burke) Grogan b abt 1834 County Mayo d bef 1880 Archbald, Lackawanna County, PA, USA


Steve Grogan, Quarterback for the New England Pats several years ago/


William Grogan, died 1947, Scranton, PA. grandfather.


Hi My Grogan family forbears came from Derrinstown ( Ladychapel ) near Maynooth and arrived in Tirmoghan Common, near Donadea in Kilcock,

Stephen Treacy

Hi Carolyn, the Grogans originated from Ireland. From counties Limerick, Kildare, Offaly and Tipperary

Carolyn Anderson

Did the Grogans come from Ireland or Germany?


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