Our resident genealogist, Tim Carr, has discovered that Eck is Irish! Hall-of-Famer Dennis Eckersley’s 5X Great Grandfather was Thomas Callahan from County Armagh. In his report, Tim notes:
The surname Callahan is derived from the Gaelic name Ó Ceallagcháin.
Ceallagcháin may mean “bright-headed” and/or “lover of churches”.