Fagan Family History
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Fagan Name Meaning
Gaelicized version of a surname of Norman origin, from the personal name Pagan meaning ‘rustic’. in some cases it is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fágáin or Ó Faodhagáin, which are probably dialect forms of Ó hÓgáin (see Hogan, Hagan) and Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan). Irish lenited f (spelled fh) is soundless, and a number of words beginning with vowels have gained an initial f in some dialects; such seems to be the case here. occasionally an Anglicized form of Mac Phaidín (see McFadden) or Ó Fiacháin (see Feehan).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press