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This surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O'Ciaragain", descendant of Ciarogan, a personal byname from a double diminutive of "ciar", black, dark. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "Mac", son of, or "O", denoting "grandson, male descendant of". The (O)Kerrigan sept belonged to the ancient population group of Hy Fiachrach, and were located in the Connacht ounties of Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon.

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anthony kerrigan, author and translator and profeswsor would have been a cousin


DOB about 1892, death about 1975. He was on the city council of San Diego for about 16 years(?) and was known as "The Splainer" because he was so good at explaining differing points of view. He was my Grandfather.


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