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Nolan Genealogy and Nolan Family History Information

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About the Nolan surname


The name Nolan derives from the Gaelic “O'Nuallain” meaning “descendant of Nu-allan,” which stems from “nuall” meaning “noble” or “famous” or from the Gaelic “O'Nuallachain” meaning “descendant of Ual-lachan,” which stems from “uallach” meaning “proud.” The name came to mean “little proud one,” “little noble one,” “champion” or “chariot fighter” and was used as an Irish surname.


“Nolan” is the name of a county in Texas, USA.