Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Nolan Surname Origin
Irish (Leinster and Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Nualláin ‘descendant of Nuallán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of nuall ‘famous’, ‘noble’.
Nolan Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Nolan family history than the origin of your surname:
A Nolan Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes