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Gaelic, otherwise known as Early Modern Irish, was used in Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Haran as O hOdhrain, which is derived from the word odhar, which means dun-colored.

Haran Early Origins



The surname Haran was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times. This distinguished tribe was descended from Eochy Moyvane who was the 124th monarch of Ireland, and from whom was descended King Niall of the Nine Hostages. King Niall was perhaps Ireland's greatest Commander King who was instrumental in routing the Romans from the British Isles. This group of tribes were known as the Septs of the Hy-Niall, and they were Chiefs of the territories in Ulster, Meath and Connacht.

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Haran Spelling Variations


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Haran Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Haran were encountered in the archives: Haren, Horan, Harhan, Haran, O'Horan, O'Hourahan, O'Horahan, O'Haren, O'Harhan, O'Haran, O'Hanran and many more.

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Haran Early History


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Haran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haran research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Haran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Haran family came to North America quite early:

Haran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Haran, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Patrick and Thomas Haran landed in Pennsylvania in 1826 and 1867 respectively
  • Daniel Haran landed in New York state in 1834

Haran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Haran, aged 20, arrived in Quebec in 1834

Haran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Haran, aged 18, a dressmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haran (post 1700)



  • Tadhg Haran (b. 1991), Irish hurler from Galway
  • Andy Haran (b. 1989), Irish footballer from Drogheda
  • Elizabeth Haran (b. 1954), Australian novelist; her books have sold over 1.5 million million copies

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Haran Historic Events


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Haran Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Patrick Haran (1871-1914), British Cook from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Haran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haran 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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