There are a multitude of ancient meanings and variations associated with the Irish surnames that are now common throughout the modern world. The original Gaelic form of the name Hefferon is O hIfearnain.
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hefferon research.Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hefferon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
During the Middle Ages a name was spelt by scribes solely based on how it sounded, one's name could have been recorded many different ways during the life of its bearer. Numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hefferon family name. Variations found include Heffernan, Heffernam, O'Heffernan, O'Heffron, Hefferen, Hefferney, Heffernon, Hefferon and many more.
Many Irish families
boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Hefferon family name:
Hefferon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh Hefferon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1852