The name Hallinend 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 Hallinend family
The surname Hallinend 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 Hallinend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallinend research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1620, 1681, 1641 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hallinend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hallinend Spelling Variations
Numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hallinend family name. Before widespread literacy, a person entrusted the proper documentation of his name to the individual scribe. As a result, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Variations found include Hanlon, Hanlin, O'Hanlon and others.
Early Notables of the Hallinend 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 Hallinend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hallinend family to the New World and Oceana
, as an English-controlled colony in the 19th century, suffered the loss of hundreds of thousands of its native people. The system of land ownership often did not sufficiently provide for the tenants who farmed the land. This was most clearly evidenced in the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s. Previous years of great demand for grain products and livestock had run the land down. Many landowners foreseeing an upcoming crisis often removed families from the land or forced them to rely on pitifully small plots where only a subsistence living could be made. When the famines of 1845, 46, and 48 hit, many had nothing. Disease and starvation became widespread and families boarded ships for elsewhere any way they could. Those who went to America were instrumental in developing the industrial power known today: many Irish were employed in hard labor positions in factories and in building the bridges, canals, roads, and railways necessary for a strong industrial nation. Research of early immigration and passenger lists has shown that many bearers of the name Hallinend: 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.