Callaghan


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    Callaghan
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    Callahan
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    Callahan




Parishes where Callaghan and a second surname are found together

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Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:12Armagh:85Belfast city:3Carlow:5
Cavan:45Clare:66Cork:989Cork city:119
Derry:19Donegal:129Down:20Dublin:52
Dublin city:23Fermanagh:27Galway:30Kerry:167
Kildare:16Kilkenny:33Laois:12Leitrim:14
Limerick:119Limerick city:5Longford:11Louth:60
Mayo:101Meath:73Monaghan:50Offaly:9
Roscommon:55Sligo:51Tipperary:88Tyrone:19
Waterford:59Westmeath:12Wexford:10Wicklow:14

Surname Dictionary

Callaghan Very numerous: Dublin, N Leinster, Ulster, Connacht. However, O'Callaghan is more numerous still, particularly in Munster & Dublin. Originally a Cork sept and still well represented in W Cork. Ir. Ó Ceallacháin, from ceallach, recluse, hermit, or alternatively, it is an older name meaning "bright-headed". IF & GPN.
Ó Ceallacháin fairly rare: Cork etc. Ir.Lang. see O'Callaghan.
Ó Ceallacháin Callaghan: an-líonmhar sa tír, i gCorcaigh go speisialta. Clann a ruaigeadh ag na Normannaigh agus a chuir fúthu i nDúiche Ealla in iar-thuaisceart Chorcaí, áit as a ruaigeadh iad arís ag Cromail. Mar sin féin, táid ann fós. Brí: díspeagadh ar Ceallach, ainm pearsanta a chiallaíonn "ceann geal". Bhí clann eile i Maigh Eo.SGG.
O'Callaghan Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster. Ir. Ó Ceallacháin, dimin. of first name Ceallach "bright-head". A major sept of N Cork. IF & GPN.

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