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Heffron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 Heffron is O hIfearnain.

Early Origins of the Heffron family


The surname Heffron was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Heffron family


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Another 186 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heffron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heffron Spelling Variations


Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Heffron. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Heffernan, Heffernam, O'Heffernan, O'Heffron, Hefferen, Hefferney, Heffernon, Hefferon and many more.

Early Notables of the Heffron family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Heffron family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heffron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Mary Heffron, aged 27 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)

Contemporary Notables of the name Heffron (post 1700)


  • Patrick Richard Heffron (1860-1927), American clergyman, the 2nd Roman Catholic Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona, Minnesota
  • Richard T. Heffron (1930-2007), American Hugo Award nominated film and television director, known for his work on The Rockford Files (1974), Futureworld (1976) and I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)
  • John Heffron, American stand-up comic from Detroit
  • Edward James Heffron (1923-2013), American private with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II, he was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers
  • Matthew Heffron (b. 1982), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martin Heffron, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, 1905-07 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Heffron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Heffron, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1878 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. F. Heffron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank H. Heffron, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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