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

Houlahan Early Origins



The surname Houlahan 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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Houlahan Spelling Variations


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Houlahan Spelling Variations



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

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Houlahan Early History


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Houlahan Early History



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

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Houlahan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houlahan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Houlahan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Houlahan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Houlahan, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml
  • Thomas Houlahan, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml

Houlahan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Houlahan, aged 33, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houlahan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houlahan (post 1700)



  • Beth Houlahan MSN, RN, CENP, American Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at the University of Wisconsin
  • Micheal Houlahan, American Music Professor at Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
  • Peter J. Houlahan, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1919-24 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gerard "Ger" Houlahan, Irish retired Gaelic footballer
  • Harold "Harry" Houlahan (b. 1930), English footballer who played from 1951 to 1955
  • Dr Mark Houlahan, New Zealand Convenor of English, Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. 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).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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The Houlahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houlahan 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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