Callaghan


Callaghan

Callaghan or O'Callaghan is an Irish surname,

Origin and Meaning

This surname means descendent of Ceallachán who was the King of Munster from AD 935 until 954. The personal name Ceallach means ‘bright-headed’. The principal sept of the name Callaghan were chiefs of Cineál Aodha in South Cork originally. This area is west of Mallow along the Blackwater river valley. The family were dispossessed of their ancestral home and 24000 acres by the Cromwellian Plantation and settled in East Clare. In 1994 Don Juan O'Callaghan of Tortosa was recognised by The Genealogical Office as the senior descendant in the male line of the last inaugurated O'Callaghan Chief.

People

*Aaron Callaghan - current assistant manager and former manager for the Irish (Republic) football (soccer) club Longford Town.
*James Callaghan - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1976-79)
*J. Christopher Callaghan - 2006 Republican Candidate for NY State Comptroller
*Morley Callaghan - Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, TV and radio personality.
*Daniel Judson Callaghan - Rear Admiral - US Navy
*Sheila Callaghan - American playwright
*Steve Callaghan - Writer of Family Guy TV series
*William M. Callaghan - Admiral, US Navy; first commanding officer of the battleship USS "Missouri"
*Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan - doctor, journalist, leader in the patriotic movements of both Ireland and Quebec
*Barry O'Callaghan - CEO and controlling shareholder of Riverdeep Interactive Learning

Places

*O'Callaghans mills County Clare Ireland
*Callaghan, New South Wales, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales and home of the University of Newcastle, Australia

Other

*USS Callaghan (DDG-994)
*Mount Callaghan

ee also

*Chiefs of the Name
*Callahan
*Callihan

O'Callaghan website [http://www.irishgen.com/surnames/details.asp?surname_id=658]


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