The name Hallinane 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 Hallinane family
The surname Hallinane 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 Hallinane family
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Hallinane Spelling Variations
Irish names were rarely spelled with much consistency during the Middle Ages. As the many spelling variations
of the name Hallinane dating from that time attests: Hanlon, Hanlin, O'Hanlon and others.
Early Notables of the Hallinane 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 Hallinane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hallinane family to the New World and Oceana
The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Hallinane: 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.