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

Gallagher Early Origins



The surname Gallagher 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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Gallagher Spelling Variations


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Gallagher Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Gallagher family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.

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Gallagher Early History


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Gallagher Early History



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

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Gallagher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallagher Early Notables (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 Gallagher 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gallagher:

Gallagher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Gallagher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776 [1]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)

Gallagher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Felix Gallagher, aged 45, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]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)
  • Edward Gallagher, who landed in America in 1805 [1]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)
  • Hugh Gallagher, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]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)
  • Owen Gallagher, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]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)
  • Michael Gallagher, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallagher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Gallagher, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Patt Gallagher, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Patrick Gallagher, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Ezekiel Gallagher, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • John Gallagher, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallagher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Gallagher, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Ascendant.htm
  • George Gallagher, aged 20, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Ascendant.htm
  • Anne Gallagher, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Martin Gallagher, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Charles Gallagher, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallagher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Gallagher, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1860
  • Margaret Gallagher, aged 19, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • Ellen Gallagher, aged 56, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1872
  • Mary Gallagher, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1872
  • Charles Gallagher, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallagher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallagher (post 1700)



  • Major-General Philip Edward Gallagher (1897-1976), American Commanding General Fort Gordon, Georgia (1956-1957)
  • Kathleen Gallagher, American co-winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
  • Thomas Gallagher (1850-1930), U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • David Gallagher (b. 1985), American film and television actor
  • Kim Ann Gallagher (1964-2002), American Olympic track & field athlete
  • Helen Gallagher (b. 1926), American actress
  • Dermot Anthony Gallagher (1944-2017), Irish civil servant, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Pat Gallagher (b. 1963), former Irish Labour Party politician
  • Denis Gallagher (1922-2001), senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Rory Gallagher (1948-1995), Irish blues/rock guitarist
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gallagher Historic Events


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Gallagher Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

HMS Repulse

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Amy Beth Gallagher (1966-1988), Canadian Student from Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Gallagher


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Suggested Readings for the name Gallagher



  • The Seeds of the Planter: Our Family Story from 1635 to 1975 by Geraldine D. Gallagher.

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Gallagher Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Ascendant.htm

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. 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).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  11. ...

The Gallagher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallagher 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.

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