The name Hallorend originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAllmhurain, which is derived from the word allmhurach, which means pirate.
from very ancient times.
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Irish names were rarely spelled with much consistency during the Middle Ages. As the many spelling variations
of the name Hallorend dating from that time attests: Halloran, O'Halloran, Haloran and others.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants landed on North American shores. Although many of them were merely looking for a free plot of land and living of their very own, many later immigrants were desperately fleeing an overcrowded land that did not have sufficient food for its inhabitants. The exodus from Ireland
was greatest during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine
had stricken the island. Although this large influx of Irish was unpopular with the great majority of people already established within the major centers, these Irish were critical to the speedy development of the United States and those colonies that would eventually become known as Canada. These immigrants provided the cheap labor required to build modern roads, bridges, canals, and railways. Research of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of immigrants to North America baring the name of Hallorend: Biddy, Ellen, Lawrence, Martin, Mathew and Michael Halloran all arrived in Canada in 1847; William O'Halloran arrived in Quebec in 1825; John, James, and Michael O'Halloran arrived in Philadelphia in 1876..