The name Hallinan 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.
from ancient times, and were known as the Lords of Oriol, the ancient name for Ulster.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallinan research.Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1620, 1681, 1641 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hallinan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Hallinan are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of Hallinan included Hanlon, Hanlin, O'Hanlon and others.
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 Hallinan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.