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My mission is to assist and connect Killoran researchers, hoping to provide what was not available when I began my journey. I hope you will help to contribute  information, as it may help others who are endlessly searching their Killoran ancestry.
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Killoran "The Surname"

The Killoran surname has many variations as emigration and military registration may have changed the spelling according to the note taker's interpretation. These are mainly the ones I have seen so far: Cloren,Cloran, Killoran, Killoren, Kiloran, Kiloren, Killorn, Killorne, Killorin, Killaurin and possibly Keloran.

Did I miss any? If you have a special spelling that is not listed, drop me a line and I'll add it to the many variations of Killoran.

Killoran can be traced back to the 1600's with the spelling Gillelorin. It is derived from the name Mac Giolla Luairinn (also Mac Giolla Luaithrinn). Mac Giolla was a prefix later developing into "Gill" and "Kill" names, meaning "follower", as in Kilpatrick, Kilmartin etc. Luairinn derives from Saint Luairean (also Luaran/Loran). To translate the name it would mean "follower of Saint Luairean".

This is a work in process, as I would like to do more research for a complete study of the surname origin. I will post my complete study when it is finished.


ORIGINS OF IRISH NAMES
History and explanation of Irish names (excellent general information)

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Online Records & Resources

CEMETERIES

U.S

Ames Family buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery Ohio
Abt 15 Killorans included also the spelling "Cloran"

St. Vincent Cemetery Unity Twp, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Added
7 Killoran burials recorded

U.K
Co. Sligo Ireland Cemetery Index
A few Killoran burials

Carrowanty Cemetery Co. Sligo Ireland Added
John Killoran listed



DATA BASES

International

 
1901 Leitrim-Roscommon Census Search    Added
Includes several partial census areas including Sligo, Mayo etc. Abt 26 Killorans listed.

Ancestry.com
Some free databases, but mainly a subscription based service, usually a free trial offer.
There are many Killorans of all spellings in their databases.

Family History Center (LDS)
Free searchable database, many Killorans of all variations listed.


Canadian

National Archives of Canada
Free online information and index listings, many Killorans included with various spellings

Ontario Genealogical Society Provincial Index (OGSPI)
Free index database including census records etc. Several Killorans included

Canadian Expeditionary Force- Soldiers of the First World War
Many Killoran Soldiers listed

Ingeneas.com
Canadian database free and pay services, Killorans included in database

1851 QUEBEC CENSUS, STE-CATHERINE, PORTNEUF COUNTY -IRISH RESIDENTS
A few Killoran families


American

Orphan Train Riders List Iowa       Added
Leon, 1904- Marian Killoran & George Robert Killoran listed

1910 Rhode Island , Vermont & New Hampshire Census Index
Free index search, includes abt 5 Killorans

Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900
Includes Killoran and Killoren Marriages

Westchester Co. NY Marriage Index 1910-1927 Added
Edward Killoran 1926

Newark NJ Marriage Index Added
2 Killorans listed

Western States Marriage Index
Free online search for bride or groom

World War I Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Nurses
of Chester and vicinity who served in the Great War
2 Killorans listed

Korean War Casualties - California State
1 Killoran Listed

Morgan Co, Illinois Death Register Index
4 Kilorans listed

Westchester Co. NY Naturalization Index 1808-1927 Added
Frederick Killoran listed


Miscellaneous
The Killoran Clan Association
International Killoran reunions in Ireland and contact info

Lanark County Ontario Genealogical Society
Look up offered for Killoran Pioneers

County Sligo Archaeology
Excellent descriptions of attractions in Co. Sligo, Ireland the homeland of many Killorans

List of Co. Sligo Records  for Research

Griffith's Primary Valuation- A site that explains the records


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Killoran  Obituaries


For further info on a name listed here contact:
Terry Killoran
Obit Co-ordinator

Barbara Ann Killoran
Eileen Killoran Flanagan
Eilene VanAlstine Killoran
Ellen Killoran Belt
Father Frederick John Killoran, also know as Reverand
Father Matthew Ambrose Killoran
Frances J. Killoran
Gerard Killoran
Grace Killoran Wentzloff
Ida Clancey Killoran
Irene Killoran Schulien
John Killoran
Katheryn Killoran-Gallagher
Lawrence Benjamin Killoran
Margaret Figlar Killoran
Mary Agnese Killoran
Michael J. Killoran
Robert W. Killoran
Sharon Lee Killoran
Theresa Cecilia Killoran,also known as Sister Mary Mark
Thomas F. Killoran
Thomas M. Killoran
Thomas V. Killoran


Francis J. Killoran
from: http://www.isspress.com/isspress/back/112900/obits.htm
Francis J. Killoran, 80, of Issaquah, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. At his request no services will be
held. Mr. Killoran was born on Feb. 8, 1920, in Spokane, the son of Fred and Olive Killoran of Canada.He had dual citizenship in the United States and Canada until Canada revised its citizenship rules. He was raised in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Mr. Killoran completed high school in Canada and
received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington. He farmed for a short time prior to enlisting with the U.S. Army Air Corp. He served with the 268thArmy Air Force from July 25, 1941 to Dec. 8, 1945. On Sept. 14, 1957, he married Betty Edrene Steinhart in Seattle. They moved to Issaquah in 1957. Mr. Killoran worked with the Boeing Co. as a cost analyst from 1957 to 1984. He is survived by his wife of Issaquah; son Neil Francis Killoran of Seattle; stepsons Keith F. Little of Lake Forest Park and Gregory L. Little of Wenatchee; and brother Neil P. Killoran of Fort Macleod, Alberta,Canada.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
 
 
 

Thomas F. Killoran, 71
from: http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/archives/2000/oct/8/obit.htm
Retired foreign service officer, Cape college job developer
CENTERVILLE - Thomas Foy Killoran, 71, formerly of Bethesda,Md., and Waltham, died Wednesday at Cape Cod Hospital,Hyannis.Mr. Killoran was the husband of the late Joan "Lane" Killoran. He was born in Waltham and was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Killoran was a foreign service officer for 24 years. After his retirement in 1980, he worked from 1985 to 1995 as a student job developer at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable.
Mr. Killoran loved gardening, composting and recycling. His survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Killoran of  Cambridge, Nancy Killoran of Hope, Maine, and Amy Beth Killoran    of Nashua, N.H.; a son, Matthew K. Killoran of Columbia, Md.; a sister, Barbara Killoran of Boston; and four grandchildren.  Services will be private.  Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma  Society of America, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA  01701.


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Worldwide Killorans

Currently  the approximate statistics of Killoran Surname Households in Canada ,United States, Australia & Ireland are as follows according to various online directories:
IRELAND
Ranked in order from highest Concentration: does not include stats from Northern Ireland or counties with "0" Killorans

SLIGO 26 GALWAY 6 TIPPERARY 2
KILDARE 16 CAVAN 4 OFFALY 1
WICKLOW 15 MAYO 3 LAOIS 1
DUBLIN 12 LEITRIM 3 MONAGHAN 1
MEATH 12 DONEGAL 2

ROSCOMMON 9 WEXFORD 2 TOTAL 115

CANADA
In order of highest concentration: does not include Provinces with a "0" Killoran count

ONTARIO 105 NEW BRUNSWICK 12 MANITOBA 3
ALBERTA 30 SASKATCHEWAN 7 PEI 1
B.C 15 QUEBEC 6 NEWFOUNDLAND 1
TOTAL 180

UNITED STATES
Does not include states with "0" Killoran households

ALABAMA 2 MAINE 4 OREGON 4
ALASKA 1 MARYLAND 3 PENNSYLVANIA 26
ARIZONA 7 MASSACHUSETTS 50 RHODE ISLAND 9
CALIFORNIA 17 MICHIGAN 23 SOUTH CAROLINA 3
COLORADO 4 MINNISOTA 8 SOUTH DAKOTA 2
CONNETICUT 15 MISSOURI 5 TENNESSEE 1
DELAWARE 1 NEVADA 5 TEXAS 5
FLORIDA 29 NEW HAMPSHIRE 8 UTAH 2
GEORGIA 6 NEW JERSEY 13 VERMONT 3
ILLINOIS 14 NEW MEXICO 1 VIRGINIA 7
INDIANA 2 NEW YORK 47 WASHINGTON 13
IOWA 2 NORTH CAROLINA 8 WISCONSIN 15
KANSAS 1 NORTH DAKOTA 12

KENTUCKY 1 OHIO 6 TOTAL 385

AUSTRALIA
Does NOT include areas with "0" Killoran Households

NEW SOUTH WALES - CAPITAL 4
NEW SOUTH WALES - OTHER AREAS 4
QUEENSLAND - CAPITAL CITY 10
QUEENSLAND - OTHER AREAS 7
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - CAPITAL CITY 2
VICTORIA- CAPITAL CITY 5
VICTORIA - OTHER AREAS 5
TOTAL 37

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I would truly like to thank all the people who have endlessly contributed so much knowledge and patience during my venture. The people who endured my endless questions, responded to my queries, bulldozed through my brickwalls, volunteered to do look ups, shared historical tidbits, and calmed me when I became hysterical with confusion!  I hope I can reciprocate the support I've received over the years and to everyone in the Genealogical Community...Bless you!

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