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Where did the Irish Galliher family come from? What is the Irish Galliher family crest and coat of arms? When did the Galliher family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Galliher family history?The Irish name Galliher has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Galliher is O Gallchobhair, derived from the word "gallchobhar," which means "foreign help."
Many spelling variations of the surname Galliher can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.
First found in County Donegal, but claim descent from a warrior named "Gallchobhar" and held lands in the baronies of Raphoe and Tir Hugh. They held a castle at Ballyshannon and at one time also held the castle of Lifford.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galliher research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1547 is included under the topic Early Galliher History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galliher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Galliher name:
Galliher Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Galliher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galliher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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