Irish Surname - Calhoon
The Irish surname Calhoon, also spelled as Calhoun, is derived from the Gaelic name Ó Cathaláin, meaning "descendant of Cathalán". The name Cathalán is derived from the Gaelic word cathal, meaning "battle". The surname is most common in counties Donegal and Tyrone in Ireland.
Calhoon is also a surname found in Scotland and the United States, particularly in the southern states where many Scots-Irish immigrants settled.
Variations of the Calhoon surname include Calhoun, Cahoon, Callaghan, and O'Callaghan. Calhoun and Cahoon are Scottish variants of the name, while Callaghan and O'Callaghan are Irish variants.
Notable individuals with the surname Calhoon
- John C. Calhoun: American politician and statesman who served as Vice President of the United States from 1825 to 1832.
- Katharine Callaghan: American athlete who won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
- Michael Cahoon: Canadian politician who served as the Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1959 to 1966.
Calhoon Coat of Arms
No coat of arms for the surname Calhoon. The use of coats of arms was largely limited to nobility and gentry in medieval Europe, and the surname Calhoon does not have a known history of such associations. It is also important to note that the use of coats of arms is not regulated in many countries, including the United States, where the surname Calhoon is relatively common.
It is possible that some individuals or families with the surname Calhoon may have created their own coat of arms, but these would not be officially recognised.
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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