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. One Nathaniel Grogan (1740 -1807), a painter of note, was a Cork man. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Maelbrighde O' Grugain, of Elphin, which was dated 1265, in the "Annals of the Four Masters", self styled king of Ireland, during the reign of De Brugo, (a Norman Conqueror), 1260 - 1265. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Grogan — may refer to:* Claire Grogan, a British photographer * Clare Grogan, a Scottish actress and singer. * David Grogan, a British water polo player * Emmett Grogan, founder of the hippie group the Diggers * George Grogan, a recipient of the Victoria… …   Wikipedia

  • Grogan — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Clare Grogan (* 1962), schottische Schauspielerin und Sängerin Ewart Grogan (1874–1967), britischer Abenteurer und Entdecker James Grogan (1931–2000), US amerikanischer Eiskunstläufer Steve Grogan (* 1953) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grogan — n Defecation. Where s the can? I have a grogan coming on. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • grogan — /ˈgroʊgən/ (say grohguhn) Colloquial –noun 1. a piece of excrement; turd. –phrase 2. punch a grogan, to defecate. {origin unknown} …  

  • Grogan Stump — es un personaje de ficción creado por JK Rowling, en la serie de libros de Harry Potter. Stump nació en 1770 y falleció en 1884. Designado Ministro de Magia en 1811 y retirado en 1819 promovió el decreto de que un ser es cualquier criatura que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Grogan Morgan Range — Geobox | Range name=Grogan Morgan Range other name= image size= image caption= country=Canada region=Nunavut parent=Arctic Cordillera geology= geology1= geology2= orogeny= highest= highest elevation= highest lat d=76|highest lat m=26|highest lat… …   Wikipedia

  • Grogan Medal — The Grogan Medal is an Australian rules football award given to the best and fairest player in home and away rounds of each season s QAFL/Queensland State League competition. It was first awarded in 1946, previously the league s best player won… …   Wikipedia

  • Grogan Stump — Lieux dans l’univers de Harry Potter Dans l univers fictif de Harry Potter, basé sur les romans de J. K. Rowling, de nombreux lieux forment le décor des événements décrits. Ces lieux sont décrits ci dessous et classés selon leur type :… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grogan — piece of excrement; turd …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • grogan — Australian Slang piece of excrement; turd …   English dialects glossary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”