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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the Hehir family. Their name comes from Ir. O'hlr means descendant of Ir.
The surname Hehir was 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.
Many spelling variations of Hehir have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Hare, Hair, Hehir, Hehr, Heher and others.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hehir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hehir Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Hehir Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
This page was last modified on 10 July 2012 at 14:03.