Everything you need to know about the Irish surname Kelleher - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name Kelleher.

Irish derivation of Kelleher:

O' Ceileachair

Kelleher name meaning:

“Lover of company.”

Counties associated with the Irish family name Kelleher:

Clare, Cork, Kerry.

Kelleher coat of arms motto:

Lamh Laidir An Uachtair meaning  “a strong hand from above.”

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Interesting facts about the Irish surname Kelleher:

 - The Kelleher family descends from a nephew of Brian Boru.

 - There are at least four variations of spelling for this clan name.

Some famous Kellehers:

 - John Patrick Kelleher (1893-1960, Baseball Player)

 - Herbert D. Kelleher (1931-, Founder of Southwest Airlines)

 - Mick Kelleher (1947-, Baseball Player)

 - Robert Joseph Kelleher (1913-2012,Tennis Hall of Famer)

 - Humphrey Kelleher (1946-2005, Former Irish Footballer)

 - Billy Kelleher (1968-, Irish Fianna Fáil politician)

 - James Francis "Jim" Kelleher (1930-2013, Canadian Politician)

 - Victor Kelleher (1939-, award-winning Australian author)

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Here are some interesting facts about the Irish last name Kelleher, including its history, family crest, coat of arms, and famous clan members.