Bridget DOOGAN/DUGAN married
(georgeann's GGG Grandparents)
I was able to obtain a photograph of them recently.
Their daughter Ellen Elizabeth GERRAGHTY was born in Bally Dugan, Mount Bellew, Co. Galway, Ireland in 1879. The relatives that remained in Ireland dropped one of the R's to change their name to Geraghty. The relatives in the US became GARRITY. Not sure exactly when the GARRITY/GERAGHTY family moved to Springfield, Clark County, Ohio but countless descendents have been in Springfield since the late 1800s.
More Duggan sites - not necessarily related to Bridget Dugan above
www.ccpl.lib.oh.us/catalog/onlinecatalog.html - Springfield, Ohio library has this book:
|Call Number:||SP REF 929.2 DUGGAN|
|Author:||Duggan, Scott Thomas.|
|Title:||The Duggans of Ohio and beyond.|
|Publisher:||Scott Thomas Duggan,|
|Description:||1 v. (various pagings)|
History of the name: Duggan - source Heraldy Names, Ltd.
The Irish sept of O Dubhagain is the origin of the names Duggan, Dugan, Doogan and Dougan. The chief septs of the name were to be found at Formoy in County Cork, and were part of the Fir Maighe tribal grouping, the name that gives its name to the town.
The other sept was to be found in the east of County Galway combined with south County Roscommon and belonged to Ui Maine. Ballyduggan near Loughrea in County Galway is testiment to their presence.
The name is now found widely in all provinces. In Ulster, the name takes the form of Dugan and Doogan. In County Donegal it is Doogan.
The name is now found in greatest numbers in Dublin, as well as Munster, where Counties Cork, Tipperary and Waterford are most favored.
John O'Dugan (decd. 1372) was chief poet to the O'Kellys, and was a historical author of substance; Patrick Duggan (1813-1896) of Belclare, Co. Galway was appointed Bishop of Clonfert in 1871.
Alan Duggan, of Dublin, Irish International Rugby Player won 25 caps for Ireland, between 1963 and 1972.
Willie Duggan, of Kilkenny, Irish International Rugby wing forward, won 41 caps for Ireland from 1975 to 1984.
VARIANTS: O'Dugan, O'Duggan, O'Doogan.
ARMS: Azure, a decrescent argent between nine estoiles of eight points or.
MOTTO: VIRTUE ET VALORE. "By Virtue and Valour."
NAME MEANING: "Dark or Black."
History of the name: Duggan
From: Linda Merle email@example.com Bell "The Surnames of Ulster" says Doogan is Irish and Dougan and Dugan can be Scots or Irish. All derive from Dubh "black".
Then he gives Irish septs: O'Dugan -- four principal ones being from Munster and Connacht. The "original" one was supposedly in what is now Fermoy in Co Cork. The name is usually spelt Doogan in the west, like Donegal and Fermanagh. These are O'Doogans "O Dugain", erenachs (hereditary priests) of Inishkeen in Co Fermanagh.
Scottish -- Dugan and Dougan are from Wigtonshire, deriving from Irish O Dubhagain, though they were also anglicized versions of Dubhagan meaning "little black man" which should have been "Blackie".
Doogan is most common in Donegal, Dougan in Antrim and Armagh, and Dugan in Antrim, Down, and Derry, he says.
I met Eugene Duggan at the Galway County International
Genealogy Conference on March 19-20, 2005. He gave me a copy of a book he
Duggans of Galway from their Ancient Origins to Modern Times
Below is an excerpt I had found online: