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Origin Displayed: Irish
Spelling variations include: Callaghan, 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.
First found in Munster where they were seated from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: James Callaghan who settled in America in 1768; Gerhard Callaghan settled in 1764; James Callaghan settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; John Callaghan settled in Boston Mass. in 1764.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name callahan
"A History of the Callam and Carwile Families (also the Callahan Family)" by Anna Deihls Callahan.
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