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The name Halloran originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAllmhurain, which is derived from the word allmhurach, which means pirate.

Halloran Early Origins



The surname Halloran was first found in counties of Clare and Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Halloran Spelling Variations


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Halloran Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Halloran revealed many spelling variations, including Halloran, O'Halloran, Haloran and others.

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Halloran Early History


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Halloran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halloran research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halloran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halloran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halloran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halloran 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



Many Irish families did not fare so well within the English-ruled Ireland. Besides racial and religious discrimination, many families were renting out small tracts of farmland from absentee landowners at often unreasonable rates. Beginning in the late 18th century, moderately well off Irish families decided to emigrate to British North America or the United States in order to own their own plot of land. A radical change occurred in the 1840s, however, with the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Up to this point, the island's population had been increasing rapidly and a steady demand over the years for grain crops had depleted soil. Two failed crops and one poor one caused widespread disease and starvation. Thousands boarded ships looking for opportunities elsewhere. North America welcomed them as a source of cheap labor required for the many industrial and infrastructure projects underway, and as a means to quickly occupy the western regions. Research into immigration and passenger ship lists indicates that people bearing the name Halloran were among the earliest settlers to arrive in North America:

Halloran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon J Halloran, who arrived in Mississippi in 1854
  • Patrick Halloran, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1856
  • John Halloran, who arrived in St Clair County in 1871
  • Garrett Halloran, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1888

Halloran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Halloran, aged 23, a widow, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • John Halloran, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Peggy Halloran, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Biddy, Ellen, Lawrence, Martin, Mathew and Michael Halloran all arrived in Canada in 1847

Halloran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Halloran, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • James Halloran, aged 29, a ploughman, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Mary Halloran, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • Bridget Halloran, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Halloran, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halloran Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Halloran, aged 18, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • John Halloran, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Michael Halloran, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Patrick Halloran, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Johanna Halloran, aged 27, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halloran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halloran (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General George Matthew Halloran (1889-1965), American Acting Chief of Staff 81st Division (1941)
  • Lia Halloran (b. 1977), American painter and photographer
  • Amy Halloran (b. 1981), American actress
  • Jack Halloran (1916-1997), American composer and choral director
  • Danny Halloran, former Australian rules footballer
  • Laurence Hynes Halloran (1765-1831), English convict who became a pioneer schoolteacher and journalist in Australia
  • Brenda Halloran, Canadian politician
  • Henry Ferdinand Halloran, Australian major property owner and developer in New South Wales in the early part of the twentieth Century
  • Antoinette Halloran, Australian operatic soprano
  • Ben Halloran (b. 1992), Australian association footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The Halloran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halloran 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 August 2016 at 18:32.

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