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Irish Surname - Lanagan

Origin of the Surname Lanagan

The surname Lanagan, including its variations like Lanigan and Lenaghan, has Irish origins. It is derived from the Gaelic 'Ó Lonagáin,' meaning 'descendant of Lonagán.' The root word 'lon' implies a strong warrior or hero.

Historically, the Lanagans are associated primarily with the ancient kingdom of Ossory, covering parts of modern-day counties Kilkenny, Laois, and Offaly. Though predominantly found in these Irish counties, the migration and diaspora over centuries have spread the Lanagan name to various parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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Variations of the Surname Lanagan

Coat of Arms and Motto for Lanagan

The Lanagan family coat of arms is symbolised by distinctive heraldic elements, representing valor and strength, characteristic of the clan's warrior heritage. The motto, "Fortis et Fidelis," meaning "Strong and Faithful," epitomizes the enduring spirit and loyalty of the Lanagan lineage.

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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