Origins Available: Irish
The name Cahalane can be traced to the ancient Celtic culture of Wales
. The name comes from when someone lived in any of such places as Carlton in Bedfordshire
, Cambridge, Durham
, or the East Riding of Yorkshire
, or in one of the places called Carleton in Cumberland Lancashire
, or the West Riding of Yorkshire
. One of the reasons for the numerous entries of the place name is that the name literally means "farmstead or estate of the freemen" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Cahalane family
The surname Cahalane was first found in Herefordshire
, but one family was found at Whitton in Shropshire
in early times. "Here is a farmhouse formerly a seat of the Charltons, where James II. visited: a chamber in it contains some superior tapestry of that period." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Cahalane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cahalane research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1268, 1353, 1300, 1360, 1336, 1374, 1362, 1401, 1369, 1361, 1369, 1560, 1638, 1573, 1632, 1599, 1654, 1559, 1628, 1618, 1619, 1605, 1685, 1660, 1661, 1672, 1679, 1678, 1685, 1642, 1673, 1673 and are included under the topic Early Cahalane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cahalane Spelling Variations
Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh
surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. These spelling variations
began almost as soon as surname usage became common. As a result, people could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh
names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Cahalane name over the years has been spelled Carleton, Carlton, Charleton, Charlton and others.
Early Notables of the Cahalane family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Charleton, (1268-1353), 1st Baron
Cherleton, 1st Lord Charlton of Powys
, British baron; John Charleton, (c.
1300-1360), 2nd Baron
Cherleton, 2nd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron; John Charleton, (c.
1336-1374), 3rd Baron
Cherleton, 3rd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron... Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cahalane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cahalane family to Ireland
Some of the Cahalane family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cahalane family to the New World and Oceana
joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh
families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh
immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Cahalane:
Cahalane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johanna Cahalane, aged 48, who settled in America from Drinagh Co Cork, in 1897
Cahalane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Timothy Cahalane, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Dunmanway, Ireland, in 1907
- Julia Cahalane, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Skibbereen, Ireland, in 1910
- Elizabeth Cahalane, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Macroom, Ireland, in 1911
- Ellen Cahalane, aged 30, who landed in America from Dunnanway, Ireland, in 1912
- Patrick Cahalane, aged 45, who emigrated to America from Tuan Ireland, in 1913
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cahalane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Judith Cahalane, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 16)
Cahalane Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Thomas J. Cahalane, aged 50, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1916
- Wilhelmina Cahalane, aged 44, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1916
Contemporary Notables of the name Cahalane (post 1700)
- Sinéad Cahalane, Irish camogie player, winner of All Star awards in 2005 and 2008
- Niall Cahalane (b. 1963), Irish retired footballer from Castlehaven, County Cork