The Irish name Gallaghe has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Gallaghe is O Gallchobhair, derived from the word "gallchobhar," which means "foreign help."
Early Origins of the Gallaghe family
The surname Gallaghe 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.
Early History of the Gallaghe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallaghe research.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1545 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Gallaghe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gallaghe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.
Early Notables of the Gallaghe 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 Gallaghe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gallaghe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles, David, Francis, James, John, Michael, and Thomas Galagher who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.