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The name Halinan has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as O hAnluain, which is possibly derived from luan, which means champion, intensified by an.

Halinan Early Origins



The surname Halinan was first found in County Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were known as the Lords of Oriol, the ancient name for Ulster.

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Halinan Spelling Variations


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Halinan Spelling Variations



The scribes and church officials of the Middle Ages who recorded names in official documents spelled the names as they sounded. This led to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations and thus resembling more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Halinan that are preserved in archival documents of this era include Hanlon, Hanlin, O'Hanlon and others.

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Halinan Early History


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Halinan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halinan research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1620, 1681, 1641 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Halinan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halinan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halinan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Redmond O'Hanlon (c. 1620-1681) an Irish tóraidhe or rapparee (guerrilla soldier-outlaw) who became so when his lands were confiscated by the Anglo-Irish landowner Henry St. John...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halinan 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



Many Irish families did not fare so well within the English-ruled Ireland. Besides racial and religious discrimination, many families were renting out small tracts of farmland from absentee landowners at often unreasonable rates. Beginning in the late 18th century, moderately well off Irish families decided to emigrate to British North America or the United States in order to own their own plot of land. A radical change occurred in the 1840s, however, with the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Up to this point, the island's population had been increasing rapidly and a steady demand over the years for grain crops had depleted soil. Two failed crops and one poor one caused widespread disease and starvation. Thousands boarded ships looking for opportunities elsewhere. North America welcomed them as a source of cheap labor required for the many industrial and infrastructure projects underway, and as a means to quickly occupy the western regions. Research into immigration and passenger ship lists indicates that people bearing the name Halinan were among the earliest settlers to arrive in North America: Thomas and Judith Hanlon who arrived in New York State in 1804; Daniel, Edward, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Thomas Hanlon, arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865. In Newfoundland, Michael was a servant in Harbour Main in 1755.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. 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.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Halinan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halinan 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.

    This page was last modified on 31 May 2012 at 13:13.

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