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

Gallaher Early Origins



The surname Gallaher 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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Gallaher Spelling Variations


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Gallaher Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Gallaher include Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.

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Gallaher Early History


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Gallaher Early History



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

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Gallaher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallaher 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 Gallaher 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Gallaher family came to North America quite early:

Gallaher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Gallaher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • George Gallaher, who arrived in New York in 1797

Gallaher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon F Gallaher, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802
  • Philip Gallaher, who landed in America in 1810
  • Patrick Gallaher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Francis Gallaher, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Hugh Gallaher, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallaher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Gallaher, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Andrew Gallaher, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • James Gallaher arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Joseph Gallaher arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Nancy Gallaher, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834

Gallaher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gallaher, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallaher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallaher (post 1700)



  • Joseph W. Gallaher (b. 1826), American businessman and entrepreneur from Moundsville, West Virginia
  • Brent Christopher Gallaher (b. 1969), American saxophonist
  • Bill Gallaher, American co-founder of Sharp Gallaher Racing based in Mooresville, North Carolina
  • John Gallaher (b. 1965), American poet and assistant professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University
  • David Matthew Gallaher (b. 1975), American writer
  • Donald Gallaher (1895-1961), American silent film actor who appeared in 25 films between 1903 and 1949
  • David "Dave" Gallaher (1873-1917), Irish-born, New Zealand rugby union footballer, eponym of The Gallaher Shield and the Dave Gallaher Trophy
  • Thomas "Tom" Gallaher (1840-1928), Irish founder of Gallaher Group in 1857, one of the largest cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom
  • Simon Gallaher (b. 1958), Australian singer and actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  11. ...

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