Galaher:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
Galliher 3
Gallaher 67
Gillaher 2
Gallagheer 2
Galagher 24
Gallagher 4125
Galaher 16
 
 
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SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Gallagher Very numerous: all provinces but primarily Donegal and adjoining counties. MacLysaght mentions 23 different spellings of the anglicised name! The Irish is Ó Gallchobhair, meaning "lover of foreigners". They were a leading sept of Cineál Conaill and ally of the O'Donnells. The sermons of Bishop James O'Gallagher (1681-1751) are one of the treasures of Irish spirituality. The name has been abbreviated to Gallahue. IF & SGG.
Goligher Quite numerous: Ulster generally. Ir. Ó Gallchóir. See Gallagher.
O'Gallagher Very rare: Ulster. Ir. Ó Gallchobhair, Ó Gallchóir. See Gallagher.
Ó Gallchobhair Gallagher & rl. An-líonmhar ar fud na tíre ach sí Tír Chonaill a ndúiche shinseartha. Clann mhór de chuid Chineál Conaill, nasctha leis na Domhnallaigh agus páirteach in imeachtaí an 16 céid in gCúige Uladh. Litriú nua: Ó Gallchóir.
Ó Gallchobhair fairly rare: Donegal etc. Ir.Lang. See Gallagher.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

Galaher households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Cavan 2 Mayo 11
  Offaly 1 Tipperary 1
  Wexford 1