• Heher in 1659.

  • Heher births mapped 1864-1913

  • Heher 1901 census map

  • Heher 1911 census map

  • Heher Roman Catholic baptisms new!

Parishes where Heher and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Clare:16Galway:8Limerick:1Limerick city:3

Surname Dictionary

Haire fairly numerous: E Ulster. A Scottish name but also possibly a version of Hare, ie. O'Hare, q.v.
Hare Quite numerous: E Ulster, Dublin etc. See Haire, O'Hare.
Hehir fairly numerous: Clare-Limerick etc. Ir. Ó h-Aichir, aichear, sharp, keen. A sept of Clare which originated with the Uí Fidhgheinte of Limerick. Mod. spell. Ó h-Eithir. Synonyms: O'Hare, Hare, Herr. IF & SGG.
Herr rare: Limerick etc. Ó h-Eithir. A Limerick version of Hehir, q.v.
O'Haire fairly rare: scattered. Ir. Ó h-Ír, Ó h-Éir from first name Ír (lasting). A sept of Oriel (Armagh). More usually O'Hare, q.v. MIF.
O'Hare numerous: mainly Ulster and Connacht. Ir. Ó h-Ír. Ír was one of the mythical ancestors of the Gaels and a name meaning "long-lasting". A sept of Oriel (Armagh etc).MIF.
O'Hehir Quite numerous: Munster etc. Ir. Ó h-Eithir, more correctly Ó h-Aichir, aichear, sharp of speech. A sept of Clare, originating in Limerick. See also Hehir & Herr. IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Haher: 3
Hahir: 4
Haire: 44
Hare: 271
Heher: 31
Hehir: 139
Heiher: 18
Heir: 4
Herr: 13
Hirre: 3
O'Haire: 2
O'Hare: 571
O'Hayer: 13
O'Hear: 2
O'Heare: 2

Non-Griffith's Variants

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O Hary
O Heire

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