The Irish form of the surname Nelligan is O Niallagain, from the Christian name Niall.
, where in 1315, Richard Nelgan, a follower of the Kavanaghs, was an interpreter between Richard II and the Irish chiefs. In the city of
, John Neligan was a merchant and Nicholas Neligan a householder. Ballynelligan, named for the family, is near Lismore, County Waterford.
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