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

Early Origins of the Caltagher family


The surname Caltagher 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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Early History of the Caltagher family

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Early History of the Caltagher family


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

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Caltagher Spelling Variations

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Caltagher Spelling Variations


The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Caltagher revealed spelling variations, including Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.

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Early Notables of the Caltagher family (pre 1700)

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

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Migration of the Caltagher family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Caltagher family to the New World and Oceana


A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Caltagher name: Charles, David, Francis, James, John, Michael, and Thomas Galagher who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.

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