The name O'Hallerint originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAllmhurain, which is derived from the word allmhurach, which means pirate.
Early Origins of the O'Hallerint family
The surname O'Hallerint was first found in counties of Clare and Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the O'Hallerint family
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O'Hallerint Spelling Variations
Throughout the early history of this name, spellings of the surname in various records changed frequently largely due to the recorder's interpretation of how the name sounded at the time of the entry. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origin of the O'Hallerint family name include Halloran, O'Halloran, Haloran and others.
Early Notables of the O'Hallerint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Hallerint family to the New World and Oceana
experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families
. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name O'Hallerint: Biddy, Ellen, Lawrence, Martin, Mathew and Michael Halloran all arrived in Canada in 1847; William O'Halloran arrived in Quebec in 1825; John, James, and Michael O'Halloran arrived in Philadelphia in 1876..