The Irish surname Hogan is among the top 100 names in Ireland and is predominantly found in counties Tipperary, Cork and Limerick. The name Hogan is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓgáin meaning “descendant of Ógán”, a personal name from a diminutive of óg meaning “young or young warrior.” Some bearers of the name Hogan claim descent from an uncle of Brian Boru, the last High King of Ireland. A notable bearer was Michael Hogan the Gaelic footballer killed by British forces while playing a football match on Bloody Sunday in Dublin 1n 1920. The “Hogan Stand” in Croke Park stadium was posthumously named for him.
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