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

Early Origins of the Galauger family


The surname Galauger 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 Galauger family

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Early History of the Galauger family


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

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Galauger Spelling Variations

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Galauger Spelling Variations


Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Galauger family name include Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.

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Early Notables of the Galauger family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Galauger 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 Galauger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Galauger family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Galauger family to the New World and Oceana


Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Galauger to North America: Charles, David, Francis, James, John, Michael, and Thomas Galagher who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.

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