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Where did the Scottish Hehir family come from? What is the Scottish Hehir family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hehir family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hehir family history?On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Hehir family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Ir. O'hlr means descendant of Ir.
In various documents Hehir has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Hare, Hair, Hehir, Hehr, Heher and others.
First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hehir research. Another 182 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1760, 1775, 1792, 1795, 1834, 1842, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Hehir History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 46 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hehir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hehir family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hehir or a variant listed above: James and Susan Hare, who settled in Virginia in 1635; as did James Haire in 1642; John Hare, who arrived in Barbados with his wife and servants in 1679.
The Hehir Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hehir Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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