According to the records of Niugan, the barangay was organized in the year 1926 together with the construction of the catholic chapel. The Holy Cross was enshrined there and was their patron saint. Various leaders and its members put together their time, effort, and dedication to be able to construct their chapel. They continued to maintain the building and conduct repairs if necessary. The early leaders also contributed a lot in the construction and maintenance they were Antonio Garcia, Romulo de Guzman and Lazaro Isidro. There were only 49 families with 241 in population. The residents have their chief livelihood in farming and planting vegetables. Others also have their other source of income is salakot, bakol and bangkaso making which they sold to the Metro Manila area. even their vegetables products were brought to Manila.
According to reliable source, Niugan is originally a part of Taal. As the population increased during the American occupation, the barrio separated from Taal and became an independent barrio. Its name was derived from the fact that numerous coconut trees abound in that area. up to other present, one will notice the barrio is surrounded by tall growing coconut trees. During those days aside from coconut trees, sugar cane also is grown in the barrio. Up to these days, you can notice the big concrete wells where water site stand. The continued growing of tall coconut trees then, make the way for the name “NIUGAN”, because whenever the people meet along the way, they will ask each other, “where have you been?”, and they will respond, there at the “NIUGAN”. So, from the then on, the barrio was known and called NIUGAN.
556 as of 2007 Source: NSO Census of Population, 2007