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The Hallahan surname originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAilechain or O hAileagain.

Hallahan Early Origins



The surname Hallahan 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.

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Hallahan Spelling Variations


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Hallahan Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Hallahan dating from that time include Halligan, Holligan, Hollegan, Hologhan, Hallihan and many more.

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Hallahan Early History


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Hallahan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallahan research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hallahan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hallahan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hallahan 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Hallahan or a variant listed above, including:

Hallahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hallahan, aged 24, who arrived in Boston, Maas in 1851 [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)
  • John Hallahan, who landed in St Clair County in 1864 [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)
  • Bridget Hallahan, aged 17, who settled in America from Co. Waterford, in 1892
  • Mary Hallahan, aged 20, who settled in America from Queenstown, in 1892
  • Mary Hallahan, aged 42, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1898
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hallahan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Hallahan, aged 25, who landed in America from Timoleague, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mary Hallahan, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Carrick on Sinn, Ireland, in 1907
  • Hannah Hallahan, aged 16, who landed in America from Dromore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Eugene Hallahan, aged 28, who landed in America from Castlebyons, Ireland, in 1912
  • Maggie Hallahan, aged 21, who settled in America from Fermoy, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hallahan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Hallahan, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Nancy Hallahan, aged 27, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland

Hallahan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hallahan, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hallahan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hallahan (post 1700)



  • Patrick Hallahan (b. 1978), American drummer
  • Charles Hallahan (1943-1997), American actor
  • William Anthony "Wild Bill" Hallahan (1902-1981), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Margaret Hallahan (1803-1868), English Catholic nun who founded the Dominican Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena

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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)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  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. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. 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. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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The Hallahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hallahan 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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