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Houlahan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Houlahan family


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.

Early History of the Houlahan family


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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.

Early Notables of the Houlahan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Houlahan family to the New World and Oceana


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

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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  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

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