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Callagher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Callagher family


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.

Early History of the Callagher family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callagher research.
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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.

Early Notables of the Callagher family (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...
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Migration of the Callagher family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Callagher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Maud Callagher, aged 30, a matron, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • Ellen Callagher, aged 11, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • Jane Callagher, aged 19, a teacher, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • Maud Callagher, aged 30, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • Jane Callagher, aged 19, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • ... (More 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) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm

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