Galligan



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

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Cavan:189Cork:2Cork city:1Leitrim:7
Limerick:23Longford:4Mayo:1Meath:4
Tipperary:5Tyrone:1Westmeath:3

Surname Dictionary

Galligan numerous: Cavan, Midlands. Ir. ó Gealagáin (geal, bright, white). A sept of Uí Fiachrach, Sligo, who moved to Cavan where the name also became White. There is some confusion with Gilligan, q.v. MIF.
Ó Gealagáin Galligan: líonmhar: Cabhán agus Lár na Tíre. Clann de chuid Uí Fiachrach as Sligeach; táid measctha le Ó Giollagáin anois. Deineadh White (geal) díobh, leis.

Variants in Griffith's
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Gallaghan: 8
Galligan: 240

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Galaghan
Galiagan
Galigan
Gallagan
Gallagin
Gallegan
Golligan
O Gealagain
O'Gallaghan


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