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.
Early Origins of the Hallinan family
The surname Hallinan 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.
Early History of the Hallinan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallinan research.Another 131 words (9 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.
Hallinan Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Hallinan family (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 Hallinan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hallinan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hallinan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Bridget Hallinan, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
Hallinan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Hallinan, aged 44, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Anastasia Hallinan, aged 38, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Mary Hallinan, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
- Kate Hallinan, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
Contemporary Notables of the name Hallinan (post 1700)
- Edward S. Hallinan (1888-1940), American shortstop in Major League Baseball
- Joseph T. "Joe" Hallinan, award-winning American journalist and author
- Timothy Hallinan (b. 1942), American thriller writer
- Paul John Hallinan (1911-1968), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church
- James H "Jimmy" Hallinan (1849-1879), American baseball player born in Ireland
- Vincent Hallinan (1896-1992), American lawyer and a candidate for President of the United States
- Terence Hallinan (b. 1936), American attorney and politician
- Clemency Hallinan (b. 1990), English actress
- Renae Hallinan (b. 1986), Australian international netballer
- Olivia Hallinan (b. 1984), English actress