The Irish surname Egan is an anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Aodhagain", "Mac" meaning "son of" and "Aodhagain", from Aodha, which is a patronymic from the personal name "Aodh" meaning "fire", originally the name of a pagan god. The Egan’s were hereditary lawyers to the ruling families of the Ui Maine in western and central Ireland. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Sarah Egan, which was dated 1226, marriage to Thomas Estrange, at Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland. Today there are approximately 23,000 people with the last name Egan living in The United States.
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