Mangan Family History
Mangan Name Meaning
Irish: from Ó Maingín see Mannion . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’ a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair mane’). Irish (of French Huguenot origin): perhaps identical in origin with sense Several families of this name emigrated from Metz (northeast France) and settled in Ireland in the 17th century. English (of Norman origin): nickname for a glutton from Old French manger ‘to eat chew’. Spanish: occupational name from mangon ‘small trader’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press