While the majority of the bearers of Hallion in Ireland
are of English or Scottish origins, there were indigenous Irish bearers of Hallion, who derived their name from the Gaelic "O hAilin."
Early Origins of the Hallion family
The surname Hallion was first found in Ulster
(Irish: Ulaidh). Probably one of the best known early representatives of the family was John Allen (Alen) (1476-1534), Archbishop of Dublin
whose early "Register" is still known as a very valuable source of medieval life in Ireland
. He became Lord Chancellor but was assassinated by Lord Thomas FitzGerald's followers. At this time there was also another group located on the borders of Mayo and Roscommon.
Early History of the Hallion family
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Hallion Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacEllin, Hallion, Alen, MacAilin, MacEllen and many more.
Early Notables of the Hallion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hallion family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hallion Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Matthew Hallion, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
- Michael Hallion, aged 15, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
- Patrick Hallion, aged 14, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
The Hallion Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus auro praeferenda
Motto Translation: Virtue is to be preferred to gold.
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