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Many Irish surnames can be traced back to their Gaelic forms. The name Hearne originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEachthigheirn or O hEachthigheirna, made up of the words "each" meaning "steed," and "thighearna," meaning "lord." This was first Anglicized O'Hagherin, which was later changed to O'Aherne before the prefix was eventually dropped. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)


Hearne Early Origins



The surname Hearne was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as a Dalcassian sept from before the year 1000. However, with the disruptions of the Strongbow Invasion of 1172, they migrated southward to counties Cork and Waterford. In Waterford the name is predominantly Hearn and Hearne.

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Hearne Spelling Variations


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Hearne Spelling Variations



Many variations of the name Hearne were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Hearne found include O'Aherne, O'Ahern, Hearne, O'Heffron, Haveran, Hayveren and many more.

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Hearne Early History


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Hearne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hearne research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1566, 1754, 1769, 1797, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Hearne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hearne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hearne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hearne 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



The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of Hearne or one of its variants:

Hearne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hearne, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Hearne, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • Robert Hearne, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Thomas Hearne settled in Barbados in 1671

Hearne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J S Hearne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Hearne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Hearne, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Elizabeth Hearne, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Elizabeth Hearne, aged 20, a housekeeper, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hearne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hearne (post 1700)



  • Eddie Hearne (1887-1955), American racecar driver from Kansas City
  • William L. Hearne, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1877
  • Thor Hearne (b. 1961), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2004
  • R. D. Hearne, American politician, Mayor of Gilbert, Arizona, 1947-49
  • Mark F. Hearne, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1988; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008
  • Lydia Cromwell Hearne, American Republican politician, Physician; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1924
  • Julian G. Hearne, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1907-10; Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1911-14; Defeated, 1934
  • Gary D. Hearne, American politician, Representative from California, 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Claude Hearne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • George Gibbons Hearne (1856-1932), English first-class cricketer for Kent between 1875 and 1895
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per ardua surgo
Motto Translation: I rise through difficulties.


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Hearne Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Hearne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hearne 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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