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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


Similar surnames: Hallahan, Callanan, Callan, Colahan, Callaghan, Hanrahan, Canavan

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Callahan Family Origin

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Callahan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1881, the most common Callahan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Callahan's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callahan. A less common occupation for the Callahan family was Carpenter.

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