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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, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Thomas Houlahan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"

Houlahan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Houlahan, aged 33, a farm labourer, 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
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    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. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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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