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The Irish name Callagher has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Callagher is O Gallchobhair, derived from the word "gallchobhar," which means "foreign help."

Callagher Early Origins



The surname Callagher was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, 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.

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Callagher Spelling Variations


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Callagher Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Callagher family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.

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Callagher Early History


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Callagher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callagher research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1545 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Callagher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Callagher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Callagher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Bishop Redmund O'Gallagher, The Diocese of Killala, who was imprisoned and banished from the diocese on fraudulent charges; Redmond O'Gallagher, who was...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Callagher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Callagher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Maud Callagher, aged 30, a matron, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Ellen Callagher, aged 11, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Jane Callagher, aged 19, a teacher, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Maud Callagher, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Jane Callagher, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Callagher Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Callagher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Callagher 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 August 2016 at 13:07.

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