Last name: CAROLAN

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All you have to know about the last name CAROLAN

Last name frequency

CAROLAN : This last name is indexed 16,387 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CAROLAN : Irish:: 1: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearbhalláin a northern and midland Irish name meaning ‘descendant of Cearbhallán’ a diminutive of the personal name Cearbhall (see Carroll).2: Anglicized form of Ó Cairealláin ‘descendant of Caireallán’ a diminutive of the personal name Caireall. In the 12th and 13th centuries this family were chieftains of Clondermot in Derry. Carleton was later adopted as an English equivalent.

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