The Gaelic name used by the Hahermy family in ancient Ireland
was O hAthairne, which is possibly derived from the word athardha, which means paternal.
Early Origins of the Hahermy family
The surname Hahermy was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Hahermy family
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Hahermy Spelling Variations
The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of the Middle Ages in their attempt to record these names in writing. Spelling variations
of the name Hahermy dating from that time include Harney, Hartney, O'Harney, Hartney, Harnedy, Harnet, Harnett, Hartnet, Hartnett, Haherny and many more.
Early Notables of the Hahermy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hahermy family to the New World and Oceana
A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland
for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland
during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families
that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Hahermy: Edward Harnet settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1640; and he was reported from "suffering from favouring the Quakers"; James, Ann, John, Patrick and William Harnet all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.