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Colleran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Colleran comes from the Irish name O Callarain, which may be derived from the Gaelic "callaire" meaning "crier, ranter or bellringer."

Early Origins of the Colleran family


The surname Colleran was first found in counties Mayo and Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.

Early History of the Colleran family


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Colleran Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Colleran, Calleran, Callerain, Caleraine, O'Colleran, O'Calleran and many more.

Early Notables of the Colleran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colleran family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colleran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Colleran, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Colleran (post 1700)


  • Enda Colleran (1942-2004), Irish Gaelic football manager and player
  • William Arthur Colleran (1923-2000), Hollywood film director, cinematographer, and producer

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