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The family name lalor has an intrinsic connection to the Gaelic culture of Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name lalor is O Leathlobhair, which is derived from the words leath, which means half, and lobhar, which means sick person or leper.

lalor Early Origins



The surname lalor was first found in County Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lalor Spelling Variations


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lalor Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name lalor revealed many spelling variations, including Lawlor, Lalor, O'Lalor, O'Lawlor and others.

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lalor Early History


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lalor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lalor research. Another 380 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1854 is included under the topic Early lalor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lalor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lalor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Patrick Lalor, M.P. for Leix, and his sons, James Fintan, writer and revolutionary, Peter, who led the miners revolt at Eureka, Australia in 1854 and later became speaker of...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lalor 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



During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation, and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North Ameri ca. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name lalor:

lalor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dana Lalor, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Danl Lalor, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Martin Lalor, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • Edward, James, John, Patrick and Thomas Lalor, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

lalor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Lalor, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1808

lalor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridgett Lalor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Honora Lalor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Ellen Lalor, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

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Contemporary Notables of the name lalor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lalor (post 1700)



  • James Fintan Lalor (1807-1849), Irish revolutionary
  • Peter Fintan Lalor (1827-1889), Irish leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion in Australia, often characterized as the "birth of democracy" in Australia, eponym of Lalor, Victoria

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The lalor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lalor 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 30 July 2014 at 21:30.

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