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Where did the Irish Hallinan family come from? What is the Irish Hallinan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hallinan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hallinan family history?The name Hallinan has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as O hAnluain, which is possibly derived from luan, which means champion, intensified by an.
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Hallinan are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of Hallinan included Hanlon, Hanlin, O'Hanlon and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallinan research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1620, 1681, 1641 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hallinan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 121 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallinan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants landed on North American shores. Although many of them were merely looking for a free plot of land and living of their very own, many later immigrants were desperately fleeing an overcrowded land that did not have sufficient food for its inhabitants. The exodus from Ireland was greatest during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine had stricken the island. Although this large influx of Irish was unpopular with the great majority of people already established within the major centers, these Irish were critical to the speedy development of the United States and those colonies that would eventually become known as Canada. These immigrants provided the cheap labor required to build modern roads, bridges, canals, and railways. Research of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of immigrants to North America baring the name of Hallinan: Thomas and Judith Hanlon who arrived in New York State in 1804; Daniel, Edward, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Thomas Hanlon, arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865. In Newfoundland, Michael was a servant in Harbour Main in 1755.
The Hallinan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hallinan 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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