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Lanigan is an anglicized form of the Olde Gaelic O Lonagain. The Gaelic prefix 'O' indicates 'male descendant of', plus the personal byname Lonagain, believed to derive from 'Ionigh', a verb meaning 'supply' or 'provide'; hence, 'descendant(s) of the supplier'. The original territory of the O' Lonagains lay in Urmhumhan, a ancient land division comprising much of the modern County Kilkenny and North Tipperary. Ballylanigan, situated near Callan, County Kilkenny, derives its name from this clan, the first element coming from the Gaelic 'baile', a town or settlement. In Petty's census of Ireland taken in 1659 the name Lanigan was still most widespread in its original homeland...

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Mark Lanigan




My 4th Great Grandad Henry Heden Lannigan, born in Tipperary in 1796 and died in Ahenny I believe on the 6th April 1853. He spent most of his life in Pembrokeshire Wales

Janice Lanigan

I have been searching for my GG Grandfather's information for quite some time and finding very little to identify the family. He came from Templemore, Tipperary and arrived in Canada around 1830 along with several brothers. Possibly John, Patrick and Michael. He settled in NB and later ended up in Elfros Sask where he homesteaded with sever of his sons. Any information is greatly appreciated as I plan to visit Ireland later this year and would really like to put some pieces together before I go.

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