The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Fallan is O Fallamhain.
Early Origins of the Fallan family
The surname Fallan was first found in Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Fallan family
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Fallan Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Fallan revealed spelling variations
, including Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.
Early Notables of the Fallan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fallan family to the New World and Oceana
Many destitute Irish families
in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Fallan were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:
Fallan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Fallan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Fallan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Biddy Fallan, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland