The Irish name Gallaughor has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Gallaughor is O Gallchobhair, derived from the word "gallchobhar," which means "foreign help."
Early Origins of the Gallaughor family
The surname Gallaughor 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 Gallaughor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallaughor research.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1545 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Gallaughor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gallaughor Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Gallaughor revealed spelling variations
, including Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.
Early Notables of the Gallaughor 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 Gallaughor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gallaughor family to the New World and Oceana
left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families
suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia
or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence
. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Gallaughor name: Charles, David, Francis, James, John, Michael, and Thomas Galagher who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.