Rogan (Irish name: Ó Ruadhagáin)
Family name
Meaning "grandson (or descendant) of red-headed, ruadh means red"
Region of origin Iveagh in South Down, Armagh, Monaghan, Louth and Fermanagh
Language(s) of origin Gaelic
Related names O Rogan, Ó Roghan, Rogan

Rogan is an Irish surname, deriving from the Irish Ó Ruadhagáin.


The clan is descended from one of the septs of Oriel which originated in Counties Armagh and Monaghan and parts of South Down, Louth and Fermanagh. Recordings from Irish Church Registers include: the christening of Mary, daughter of Henry and Margaret Rogan, at Downpatrick, County Down on January 23, 1799, and the christening of Ann Jane, daughter of Dan and Anne Rogan, at Aghalee, County Antrim, on December 25, 1813. Anne Rogan, aged 17 yrs., was a famine emigrant to America, leaving Liverpool for New York in March 1846. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Elizabeth Rogan, which was dated 1743, christened at Inch by Gorey, County Wexford. From the "Annals of the Four masters: 1179, Ó Ruaghagain (O'Rogan), Lord of Iveagh (south Co. Down), died of three nights sickness, shortly after he had been expelled for violating the Canoin-Phatruig (Canon Phadraig, or "Patrick's Testament", also known as the Book of Armagh)

The surname may refer to:

People with Rogan as a given name:


Rogan is also a phrase said by villagers in Age of Empires. Its surreality has become something of an internet meme.

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