The name Holeran originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAllmhurain, which is derived from the word allmhurach, which means pirate.
Early Origins of the Holeran family
The surname Holeran 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 Holeran family
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Holeran 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 Holeran revealed many spelling variations
, including Halloran, O'Halloran, Haloran and others.
Early Notables of the Holeran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holeran family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Holeran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Maurice Holeran, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842