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Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Nowlan appeared as O Nuallain, which is derived from the Irish Gaelic word "nuall," meaning "shout."

Nowlan Early Origins



The surname Nowlan was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Nowlan Spelling Variations


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Nowlan Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Nowlan were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Nolan, O'Nolan, Nowlan, O'Nowlan, O'Nowland, Knowlan, Noland and many more.

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Nowlan Early History


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Nowlan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nowlan research. Another 412 words (29 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Nowlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nowlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nowlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nowlan 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Nowlan or a variant listed above:

Nowlan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eloner Nowlan, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Nowlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Danl Nowlan, aged 21, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1804
  • Christopher Nowlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Charles Nowlan, who arrived in New London, Conn in 1816
  • Patrick Nowlan, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1817
  • Michael Nowlan, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nowlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Nowlan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1808
  • Elizabeth Nowlan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Bridget Nowlan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Margaret Nowlan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • James Nowlan, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nowlan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Nowlan, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • Michael Nowlan, aged 40, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • Bridget Nowlan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Anne Nowlan, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Mary Nowlan, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nowlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nowlan (post 1700)



  • Philip Francis Nowlan (1888-1940), American science fiction author
  • Kevin Nowlan (b. 1958), American comic-book artist
  • John T. Nowlan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956
  • James D. Nowlan (b. 1941), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • James A. Nowlan (1873-1942), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1920; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928
  • Hume K. Nowlan, American Democrat politician, City manager of Hinton, West Virginia, 1934
  • Gurdon Nowlan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County 1st District, 1848
  • Edward G. Nowlan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1880-81
  • James Nowlan (1855-1924), Irish President of the Gaelic Athletic Association from 1901 to 1921
  • Patrick Nowlan (1827-1896), Newfoundland merchant and politician who represented Harbour Main from 1859 to 1865 and from 1873 to 1882
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Nowlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nowlan 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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