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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 [1]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)
  • Daniel, David, John, Michael, Patrick and Owen Hollahan, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Daniel, David, John, Michael, Patrick, and Owen Hollahan, who all, who 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



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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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.

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