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Gilhooly Early Origins



The surname Gilhooly was first found in Leitrim and Roscommon where they held a family seat as a part of the O'Mulvey Clann. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Sligo. They are believed to be descended through the O'Mulveys from Dermod Ruanach, chief of one of the 'Four Tribes of Tara' and a King of Ireland in the 7th century.

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Gilhooly Spelling Variations


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Gilhooly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gillooly, Gilhooly, Gillhooly, Gilluly, Gillulie, Gilooly, Gululie, Giluly, Giluley, Gulhouley, Gilhouly, Gollhooley and many more.

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Gilhooly Early History


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Gilhooly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilhooly research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilhooly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilhooly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilhooly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gilhooly 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilhooly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Gilhooly, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Harry Gilhooly, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1894

Gilhooly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Helena Gilhooly, aged 19, who landed in America from Roscommon, Ireland, in 1908
  • Lena Gilhooly, aged 21, who settled in America from Mohill, Ireland, in 1909
  • Frances Gilhooly, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Drumkeerin, Ireland, in 1910
  • John Gilhooly, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Manorhamilton, Ireland, in 1910
  • Bridget Gilhooly, aged 17, who landed in America from Dramkeerie, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilhooly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Gilhooly, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Mrs. Mary Gilhooly, aged 37 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wonder" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilhooly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilhooly (post 1700)



  • David James Gilhooly III (b. 1943), American ceramicist and printmaker
  • Edward J. Gilhooly, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1960; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964
  • Bernard H. Gilhooly, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1945
  • James Gilhooly (1847-1916), Irish nationalist politician
  • Sean Gilhooly, Canadian Gemini Award nominated visual effects artist, known for Slither (2006), The Possession (2012) and Apollo 18 (2011)
  • Nina Gilhooly, English actress, known for her roles in The Psychopath (2013), Best Little Whorehouse in Rochdale (2011) and Blood and Bone China (2012)
  • Brenda Gilhooly (b. 1964), English comedienne known for her work on Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback (2010), Fruit Fancies (1994) and TV Burp (2001)

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Gilhooly Historic Events


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Gilhooly Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Catherine Gilhooly, Irish 2nd Class passenger from County Leitrim, Ireland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 2 possible

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

Other References

  1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. 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.
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