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O'halloran Surname History



The name O'halloran originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAllmhurain, which is derived from the word allmhurach, which means pirate.


Early Origins of the O'halloran family


The surname O'halloran was first found in counties of Clare and Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the O'halloran family


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O'halloran Spelling Variations


During the Middle Ages, a person's name was often recorded under several spelling variations during a single lifetime because it was essentially up to the individual scribe's discretion as to how to record an individual's name. Research into the name O'halloran revealed many variations, including Halloran, O'Halloran, Haloran and others.

Early Notables of the O'halloran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'halloran family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name O'halloran:

O'halloran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael O'Halloran, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876

O'halloran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William O'Halloran, who arrived in Quebec in 1825

O'halloran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Littlejohn O'Halloran, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  • Eliza Minton O'Halloran, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  • Mary O'Halloran, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  • Margaret O'Halloran, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml
  • Mary O'Halloran, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

O'halloran Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • L. O'Halloran, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864
  • Michael O'Halloran, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Margaret O'Halloran, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name O'halloran (post 1700)


  • Dustin J. O'Halloran (b. 1971), American pianist and composer
  • Brian Christopher O'Halloran (b. 1969), American actor, best known for his roles in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse films
  • Jack O'Halloran (b. 1943), American ex-boxer and actor, known for his roles in Superman: The Movie, Superman II and Dragnet
  • Brian O'Halloran (b. 1965), American stage, television and film actor
  • William J. O'Halloran, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1950 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard J. O'Halloran, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1940, 1944 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard J. O'Halloran, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1930 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael O'Halloran (d. 1933), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford, 1919 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jack O'Halloran, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gerard O'Halloran (b. 1990), Irish hurler
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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