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Recorded in the spellings of Colgan, MacColgan, the short form McColgan, and originally O'Colgan, this is a Gaelic-Irish surname of great antiquity. It is true that it is now associated with Scotland but this is mainly because of the activities of the great Scottish runner Liz McColgan. The Irish ancestry is proven by the fact that the earliest recordings known of the surname refer to O'Colgan, as shown below, the O'Colgans being lords of a barony in Ulster. It would seem that around the 15th century there were two distinct septs of the clan, and the larger and more influential based upon County Offally were known as the MacColgans from the village of Kilcolgan, in duie course all accepted this splelling...

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Kellie Pocock

My Mccolgans include my great grandad Patrick McColgan 1886-1963 who married Annie Doherty 1887-1971 in 1920. They were from Ardmore Londonderry.


Who was your Lefdahl relative? It's a fairly rare name.


My grandfather was James Wellington mccolgan a doctor in sagamore pa. My father was a product of an affair and my grandmother kept the Lefdahl name. I know James is hurried in Canada and was a doctor for the town of saramore pa. An old mining town. Any insight to potential family would be great


James McColgan, USMC, was the first man killed in the Spanish American War. 1898 Guantanamo Bay Cuba. He was only 18 or 19 years old, and had just come to Stoneham MA from Ireland. He was my grandmother's first cousin.

Laurie McColgan Moore

I am travelling to Ireland in Sept. 2019 and would love to connect with some fellow McColgan clansmen. I am Canadian but identify with my Irish heritage (although at least 6 generations removed). Can you put me in touch with some McColgan's in Ireland? Point me in the right direction?


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