Origin of the Hogan Clan Name

O'Hogan

The original form in Gaelic of the name Hogan is Ó hÓgáin, meaning descendant of Ógán, derived from the irish word óg, meaning young or young warrior.  The origin of the name was Ógán from who the family claim descent, he lived in the 10th Century and was an uncle of the Great Brian Boru, the last great high King of Ireland who defeated in the Vikings in the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

O'Hogan Crest

The name O’Hogan originated in County Tipperary but the name is found predominantly found in counties Cork and Limerick as well as Tipperary. The O’Hogans were centred in Ardcrony where their chief held a seat,near Nenagh Town in the North of Tipperary. Today the name is common throughout Ireland particularly in the Counties of Clare, Tipperary, Limerick and also in Cork.

The Hogan stand in Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland is named after Michael Hogan, who was an Irish footballer killed by British forces while playing a football on Bloody Sunday in 1930.

The Black colour on the coat of arms signifies Constancy.

Variations include Hogan, O’Hogan, Hogen, Hoggin and Hagan among many others.