The name Haloran originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAllmhurain, which is derived from the word allmhurach, which means pirate.
Early Origins of the Haloran family
The surname Haloran 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.
Early History of the Haloran family
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Haloran Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, a person's name was often recorded under several spelling variations
during a single lifetime because it was essentially up to the individual scribe's discretion as to how to record an individual's name. Research into the name Haloran revealed many variations, including Halloran, O'Halloran, Haloran and others.
Early Notables of the Haloran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haloran 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 Haloran:
Haloran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Honora Haloran, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Haloran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Anne Haloran, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml