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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Hollahan originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."

Hollahan Early Origins



The surname Hollahan was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hollahan Spelling Variations


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Hollahan Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Hollahan dating from that time include Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

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Hollahan Early History


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Hollahan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollahan research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollahan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollahan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hollahan 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Hollahan family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Hollahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Hollahan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Daniel, David, John, Michael, Patrick and Owen Hollahan arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Daniel, David, John, Michael, Patrick, and Owen Hollahan, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Hollahan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael Hollahan, aged 55, who emigrated to America from County Waterford, Ireland in 1906
  • John Hollahan, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Limerick, Ireland, in 1923

Hollahan Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Florence Hollahan, aged 23, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1922
  • Marie Hollahan, aged 1, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollahan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollahan (post 1700)




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Hollahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollahan 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 10 September 2015 at 23:28.

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