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Callahan Family History

Callahan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallacháin ‘descendant of Ceallachán’, a diminutive of the personal name Ceallach, possibly meaning ‘lover of churches’, from ceall ‘church’, or (more likely) ‘bright-headed’, from cen ‘head’ + lach ‘light’. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster, from whom many present-day bearers of the surname claim descent.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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282,333 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
54,042 Military Records
24,158 Immigration Records
215,442 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Callahan Families

  • Number of Callahan families
     737 - 1,472
     246 - 736
     1 - 245
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Callahan families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Callahan families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Callahan Family Origin

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Callahan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Callahan

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Callahan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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