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This is an anglicized from of the Gaelic (Irish) name O'Cathalain. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates "male descendant of", plus the personal name Cath(g)alain - a compond of the elements "cath", a battle, "gal", brave and the diminutive suffix "an". There were three distinct septs of this family in Ireland. The most important belonged to the ancient territory of Oriel (comprising the modern counties of Armagh, Monaghan and parts of South Down, Louth and Fermanagh), Co. Limerick was the orginal homeland of the Munster sept.

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Deborah Callan

Im Iooking for relatives living in dubln. My grandfather was called Laurence callan. Born 1912. My fathers name is noel Callan born 1939. In the 1950 they lived in the crumlin area on kildare road. Siblings charles, raymond. My father married marlene yates in 1958 they lived in bolton in the UK. They had four children i am the youngest child born 1965.


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