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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. cAl-i-gan  [key]
Other Forms FormsCallaghan, Callahan, O'Callaghan, O'Callahan, Calahan, Cellaghan, Kalahan, Kallaghan, Kallahan, O'Kallaghan, Kellaghan, Kelleghan, Kellahan, Kelahan, Ceilahan, Ceilaghan, Callachan, Calachan, Callagan, Calagan, Kelagan, Callighan and many more.

Meaning & History

Before Irish names were translated into English, Calligan had a Gaelic form of O Ceallachain, possibly from "ceallach", which means "strife".
The surname Calligan was first found in Munster. The earliest mention of the name Calligan placed them in the barony of Kinlea, in County Cork.
Added 7/28/2019 by anonymous
Edited 7/28/2019 by Deanne97