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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 Hefferman is O hIfearnain.

Hefferman Early Origins



The surname Hefferman 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 from ancient times.

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Hefferman Spelling Variations


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Hefferman Spelling Variations



Many variations of the name Hefferman 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 Hefferman found include Heffernan, Heffernam, O'Heffernan, O'Heffron, Hefferen, Hefferney, Heffernon, Hefferon and many more.

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Hefferman Early History


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Hefferman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hefferman research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hefferman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hefferman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hefferman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hefferman 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 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Hefferman, or one of its variants:

Hefferman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hefferman, who arrived in America in 1800
  • Hugh Hefferman settled in Boston in 1804
  • Hugh Hefferman, aged 22, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1804
  • John Hefferman, who landed in Aranzazu or Copano, Tex in 1829
  • Dennis Hefferman, aged 46, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1842

Hefferman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • P Hefferman, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Hefferman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Hefferman, aged 11, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Mary Hefferman, aged 31, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Catherine Hefferman, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Johanna Hefferman, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Margaret Hefferman, aged 15, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hefferman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Hefferman, aged 25, a dairymaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hefferman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hefferman (post 1700)



  • William D. Hefferman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1920
  • John Hefferman, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Marquette County, 1942

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. 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).
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The Hefferman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hefferman 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 12 November 2015 at 11:28.

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