Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
9,325 Global COLGAN Family Members
Sunday 8th October
2pm (New York), 7pm (Ire)
Our digital global family gatherings
Wales' First Minister Family Message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
COLGAN Family HistoryRecorded in the spellings of Colgan, MacColgan, the short form McColgan, and originally O'Colgan, this is a Gaelic-Irish surname of great antiquity. It is true that it is now associated with Scotland but this is mainly because of the activities of the great Scottish runner Liz McColgan. The Irish ancestry is proven by the fact that the earliest recordings known of the surname refer to O'Colgan, as shown below, the O'Colgans being lords of a barony in Ulster. It would seem that around the 15th century there were two distinct septs of the clan, and the larger and more influential based upon County Offally were known as the MacColgans from the village of Kilcolgan, in duie course all accepted this splelling.
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Invite more COLGAN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the COLGAN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest