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Hagan name means shelter


Hagan name means shelter
Hagan ,O’Hagans
The O’Hagans and the Hagans descend from the OhAodhagain sept which had its seat at Tullaghoge in
Dungannon Upper barony, County Tyrone, the inaugural place of the O’Neills as sovereigns of Ulster. Some descendants of the sept retained the prefix ‘O’ to their name during the centuries of anglicization but at the end of the last century the Hagans outnumbered the O’Hagans by two to one. In the present century those Hagans who had lost the prefix have widely resumed it so that O’Hagans are now more numerous than Hagans. The name is spelt as Egan in Leinster and other spellings include HAGENS, O’HAGEN and HAGEN. When the sparse Irish population began to increase it became necessary to broaden the base of personal identification by moving from single names to a more definite nomenclature. The prefix MAC was given to the father’s christian name, or O to that of a grandfather or even earlier ancestor. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of
identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped and flowing garment worn over the armour. Most of the European surnames in countries such as England, Scotland and France were formed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The process had started somewhat earlier and had continued in some places into the 19th century, but the norm is that in the tenth and eleventh centuries people did not have surnames, whereas by the fifteenth century most of the population had acquired a second name. A notable member of the name was Walter Charles HAGEN (1892-1969) the US golfer, a flamboyant and colourful character. He won 11 major championships 1914-
1929. An exponent of the match-play type of games, he won the US PGA championship five times, including four in succession

ARMS – Quarterly argent and azure in 1st quarter a shoe proper on a canton per chevron gules and ermine three covered cupes or in 2nd quarter a flag of the first charged with a dexter hand of the

CREST – A cubit arm vested gules cuffed ermine the hand holding a dagger erect both also proper

MOTTO – – VINCERE AUT MORI To either conquer or die

Nicole Fox bio and photos


Nicole Arianna Fox (born March 6, 1991) is an American fashion model, best known as the winner of Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model. Fox was selected as one of the 14 finalists to compete in the thirteenth cycle of America’s Next Top Model, a cycle which was especially created for petite models who are 5’7″ and under. Fox stood at exactly 5’7″, the maximum height for the entry. Nicole_Fox_in_Seventeen_magazine_February_2010 Nicole will star as Ashley, a self-mutilating outcast teenage girl in the indie teen drama Sprawl, directed by Dean Ronalds and produced by Trick Candle Productions and Ronalds Brothers Productions. The film is set to be released in the US in May 2012. Nicole is portraying a model on the wedding & runway, The Bold and the Beautiful, in December 1, 6 and 7 of 2011. Fox can also be spotted in the Avengers Dr. Pepper commercial as Stan Lee’s assistant. nicolefox1 In 2012, Nicole was chosen by director Brett Leonard for the PopFictionLife FragFilm “The Other Country – Starring Burlap to Cashmere”. Nicole plays Melanie, a concert goer, who catches the eye of Johnny, the lead guitar player. nicolefox2 For her first-place finish, Fox received a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, a representation contract with Wilhelmina Models and was featured on the cover of Seventeen, as well as a six-page spread in the magazine. Tyra Banks, retired supermodel and host of America’s Next Top Model, said to Fox following her win, “You are a star.

Yunalis Zarai as Yuna

Yunalis Zarai (born November 14, 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia) or commercially known as Yuna, a Malaysian singer-songwriter. Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She has performed in numerous acoustic shows and events in many parts of Malaysia since 2006. Yuna was eventually discovered in the US by the Indie-Pop record label and management company. They flew out to Malaysia to convince her to sign with them and then proceeded to get her a deal with FADER Label, a record label based in New York, in February 2011. She released her debut US EP, Decorate, in the United States in March the same year. Yuna started out as a solo MySpace artist in 2006, singing in both English and Malay. Her music influences include Feist, The Cardigans, Coldplay, Sia and Bob Dylan. Yuna’s meteoric rise in the Malaysian indie music scene is largely due to the strong following she gained via Myspace. Having played at many gigs since the release of her Demo, EP and then two local albums, she is now focusing on promoting and performing music on her debut US Album.Yuna also will be a part of Lollaplooza 2012 line up.   Yuna describes her music as “a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay”. In 2008,she released her self titled EP which become a massive hit in Malaysia most notably the single ‘Deeper Conversation’ Yuna was nominated as one of MTV Iggy’s Best New Bands in the World. She performed at the historic MTV Studios in Times Square New York singing “Decorate”, “Come As You Are” and her new single “Live Your Life”, which is produced by Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.

Samuel Witwer


Samuel Stewart “Sam” Witwer (born October 20, 1977) is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in individual episodes of numerous television shows as well as minor recurring characters in shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome aka Doomsday in Smallville, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Dexter.


He also voiced, and gave his likeness to the main protagonist, Galen Marek/Starkiller, in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game and its sequel. He voiced The Son in Season 3 of the Clone Wars & Darth Maul in the final two episodes of the fourth season and will continue to voice him in Season 5 of Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He is also star of the US/Canadian remake of BBC’s supernatural drama series Being Human on Syfy in the US and Space in Canada.

Sam is an avid gamer of both electronic games and also the pen and paper roleplaying games. This is a hobby that he has activly pursued for years. He has been a frequent guest on the Podcast Order 66 (podcast) and has expressed a love for Star Wars Roleplaying games from the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (West End Games) to the Star Wars Roleplaying Game.

Witwer states that his first love is music and he is consequently the lead singer of his own band: “The Crashtones.” They released their first CD, entitled “Colorful of the Stereo” in 2006. Witwer has since assembled a live line-up consisting of professional musicians and others, including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Glenn Howerton, with whom he plays gigs whenever time allows it. Witwer gives regular interviews and is a recurring guest on d20 Radio’s Order 66 podcast. He currently resides in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Flavia de Oliveira


Flavia de Oliveira at Fashion Model Directory

Flavia de Oliveira (born July 17, 1983 in Londrina, Brazil) is a Brazilian model who participated in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She has been in shows such as Dior, Valentino, Missoni, Elie Saab, and Chanel. She has appeared in advertisements for brands like Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Pomellato, and Salvatore Ferragamo.


Residence: New York, NY, US
Hometown: Londrina, Brazil
Height: 5’11”
Eye Color: Green
Date of Birth: July 17, 1983
Agency: Supreme Management
Campaigns: Blumarine, Salvatore Ferragamo




Alicia Sacramone

Sacramone began gymnastics at the age of eight, began competing in the elite ranks in 2002 and joined the U.S. national team in 2003. At US National Championships from 2004 to 2008, she won twelve medals, including four golds on vault and two golds on floor exercise. At World Championships from 2005 to 2007, she won seven medals, including a floor exercise gold in 2005 and a team gold in 2007. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she won a team silver medal. In 2010, Sacramone made a comeback by winning the National Championship on Vault. Later in 2010 at the World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, she won the World Title on Vault as well. Her gold gave her a total of nine medals overall, joining Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin as the U.S. athletes with the most medals at the gymnastics world championships until the US team won gold in the team finals at the 2011 World Championships. Though she was injured and couldn’t compete, she still received a medal, earning her 10th World medal, making her the most decorated US gymnast at the World Championships.

Alicia Sacramone at “Frosted Pink With a Twist”,San Diego, California, 14 September 2008

Sacramone has become noteworthy for supportive leadership of her teammates as well as outspoken remarks in interviews.

Women’s gymnastics
Competitor for the United States
Summer Olympics
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
World Championships
Gold 2011 Tokyo Team
Gold 2010 Rotterdam Vault
Gold 2007 Stuttgart Team
Gold 2005 Melbourne Floor
Silver 2010 Rotterdam Team
Silver 2007 Stuttgart Floor
Silver 2006 Aarhus Team
Silver 2006 Aarhus Vault
Bronze 2007 Stuttgart Vault
Bronze 2005 Melbourne Vault

Emmanuel means God is with us


Emmanuel means God is with us

Local Origin of Name: English

From the Hebrew name Emanuel

Meaning:   ‘God is with us’, referring to a child about to be born Isaiah  7:14

Emotional Spectrum .A lot of positive energy that needs to be channeled.

Personal Integrity .In a world of deceit, Emmanuel stands for truth and integrity.

Personality .A quiet person, but quite a person.

Relationships .The model for a best friend.

Travel & Leisure .While  his career is important, his hobby takes front seat!

Career & Money .Emmanuel knows how to balance  career and family.

Life’s Opportunities .He must guard against deals that appear too-good-to-be-true

Emmanuel’s Lucky Numbers: 38 .30 .10 .39 .9 .26
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Andy means manly

Andy means manly

Local Origin of Name: English
From the Greek name Andrew

Meaning: ‘Manly’

Emotional Spectrum .His eyes betray his soul.
Personal Integrity .He conforms to higher standards than most!
Personality .A penny saved is a penny earned.

Relationships .Not many people are as open as Andy.

Travel & Leisure .Loves to travel, and it shows!

Career & Money .Adept in financial matters.
Life’s Opportunities .A good educational background is the key to his success.

Andy’s Lucky Numbers: 51 .31 .15 .4 .5 .17

Andy is predominantly a diminutive version of the male given name Andrew, and variants of it such as Andreas and Andrei. The form of the variation is based on the Scottish “-ie” diminutive ending. Andrew is derived from the Greek name Andreas, meaning “man”. Andy is also occasionally used as a diminutive for the female given name Andrea (or Andreya) the English, German, Portuguese, Scandinavian and Spanish feminine version of the name Andrew (although Andrea is a masculine name in Italian). It is also occasionally spelled “Andie”, “Andi” or “Andee” (especially when used as a feminine name). Andy (in and of itself, not as a nickname) is the 217th most popular name in the US, with less than 0.001% of the people with this spelling of the name being female. The Indian name Anindya (meaning “one who cannot be criticised”) is also sometimes shortened to Andy.
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