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This name, with variant spelling Mongan, is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic O Mongain. The Gaelic prefix 'O' indicates 'male descendant of', plus the personal byname 'Mongan' referring to one with a luxurious growth of hair (from 'mong', long-haired, plus the diminutive suffix 'ain'). Three branches of this sept existed in ancient Ireland. The Ulster sept which gave its name to the parish of Termonomongan in County Tyrone is no longer numerous. The Munster Mangans, orginally belonging to Counties Cork and Tipperary, now have a wider distribution in County Limerick. The territory of the third sept lay in North Connacht where the name was phonetically Anglicized as Mongan...

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Jeremy W Mangan , artist, Fulbright scholar

Becky Forman

My GGgrandmother was Mary Mangan from County Kerry

William G. Mangan

My ggrand. was Timothy Buckley Mangan. I think his sister was Mary. They emigrated to America. He fought for the Union Army from New York.

Pauline Cunningham

My grandmother was Annie Mangan. She died before I was born. I would love to know the history of the Mangan name.


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