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Aghagogan, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Achadh Uí Eochagáin, Ó hEochagáin’s field’

Background

The name Aghagogan appears to begin with achadh ‘a field’, an expanse used for grazing rather than tillage.  John O’Donovan’s form suggests that the second element was a surname, but the early 17th-century references suggest a longer surname than Ó hÓgáin, or O'Hogan.  The original name of the townland was most likely Achadh Uí Eochagáin, Ó hEochagáin’s field’, from the extra syllable evidenced in Aghiogagan, 1609 and Aghiagogan, 1620.  Woulfe calls Ó hEochagáin and variant Ó hEachadháin, later shortened to Ó hEacháin and anglicised Haughan (sometimes Hawkins or Haughton) ‘the name of an Ulidian family, still well-known in Down and Tyrone’ (Woulfe 1923, 560).


References

NIPNP notes

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Aghiogagan1609Esch. Co. Map 17 Omey
Aghivgogan1618Inqs Tullaghoge (Ó Doibhlin) 174
Aghiagogan1620CPR Jas I 479a
Aghagogan1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Aghigogan1666HMR Tyr. (2) 249
Aghnagogan1666Civ. Surv. 249
Achagann ""the short bank""1830cOgilby, A. C34
Acheogan (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34 iii
Agheogan (Revd JC Beresford)1830cClergyman (OSNB) C34
Aghiogan (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34
Aughigogan (Revd J. McGuirke)1830cClergyman (RC) (OSNB) C34
Achadh Ogáin ""Hogan''s field""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34,iii
Achadh Ui Ógáin, i.e. O''Hogan''s field1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
achadh goigin ''Field where giddy headed people con1920cTNCT 62
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
None
Place name ID
4815
Place name type
T