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

Hoolihan Early Origins



The surname Hoolihan 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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Hoolihan Spelling Variations


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Hoolihan Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Hoolihan were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

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Hoolihan Early History


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Hoolihan Early History



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

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Hoolihan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoolihan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hoolihan 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hoolihan or a variant listed above:

Hoolihan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Hoolihan, aged 14, landed in New York in 1854

Hoolihan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Hoolihan, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Michael Hoolihan, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Timothy Hoolihan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Hoolihan, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Johana Hoolihan, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoolihan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoolihan (post 1700)



  • Paul Anthony Hoolihan (b. 1947), Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Keppel (2004-2012)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Hoolihan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoolihan 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 27 February 2015 at 08:53.

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