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Gaelic, otherwise known as Early Modern Irish, was used in Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Horan as O hOdhrain, which is derived from the word odhar, which means dun-colored.

Horan Early Origins



The surname Horan was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times. This distinguished tribe was descended from Eochy Moyvane who was the 124th monarch of Ireland, and from whom was descended King Niall of the Nine Hostages. King Niall was perhaps Ireland's greatest Commander King who was instrumental in routing the Romans from the British Isles. This group of tribes were known as the Septs of the Hy-Niall, and they were Chiefs of the territories in Ulster, Meath and Connacht.

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Horan Spelling Variations


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Horan Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Horan family name include Haren, Horan, Harhan, Haran, O'Horan, O'Hourahan, O'Horahan, O'Haren, O'Harhan, O'Haran, O'Hanran and many more.

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Horan Early History


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Horan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horan research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horan 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Horan:

Horan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Horan who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Horan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Horan, who landed in New York, NY in 1810
  • John, Michael and Simon Horan settled in New York state between 1803 and 1811
  • John Horan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Thomas Horan settled in Savannah, Georgia, in 1847
  • Martin Horan, who landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Horan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Horan settled in St. John's in 1783

Horan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elenor Horan from County Tipperary was married at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Michael Horan, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • William Horan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1840
  • Miss. Bridget Horan, aged 7 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "James Moran" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  • Ms. Mary Horan, aged 18 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Aberdeen" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Horan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Horan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • Mary Horan, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Peter Horan, aged 39, a stone mason, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Charles Horan, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Patrick Horan, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"

Horan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Horan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Thomas Horan, aged 25, a tradesman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horan (post 1700)



  • Claude Horan (1917-2014), American ceramic and glass artist
  • Hume Alexander Horan (1934-2004), American diplomat and ambassador
  • Walter "Walt" Franklin Horan (1898-1966), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for ten terms (1943 to 1965)
  • Stephen Horan Ph.D.,, American Department Head of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University
  • Monica Horan (b. 1963), American actress best known for her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone on the television sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • James Horan (b. 1954), American character actor who has appeared in many television programs and films
  • William David Horan, American Educator and author, residing in Louisiana
  • Pádraig Horan (b. 1950), retired Irish hurling manager and former player
  • James Horan (1911-1986), Irish parish priest of Knock, County Mayo, credited for inviting Pope John Paul II to visit Knock Shrine (1979)
  • Marcus Horan (b. 1977), Irish rugby union player
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Horan Historic Events


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Horan Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. James  Horan (1842-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Grace  Horan (1877-1917), née Duggan, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master William  Horan (1906-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Winnie  Horan (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Horan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horan 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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