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

Colleran Early Origins



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.

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Colleran Spelling Variations


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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.

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Colleran Early History


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Colleran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colleran research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1866, 1890 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Colleran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colleran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colleran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colleran 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:

Colleran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Colleran, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colleran (post 1700)


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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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Colleran Family Crest Products


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Colleran Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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    The Colleran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colleran 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 4 July 2013 at 09:38.

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