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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 Heffron is O hIfearnain.

Heffron Early Origins



The surname Heffron 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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Heffron Spelling Variations


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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.

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Heffron Early History


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Heffron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heffron research. 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.

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Heffron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heffron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heffron 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



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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heffron (post 1700)


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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
  • Martin Heffron, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, 1905-07
  • John T. Heffron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1948
  • John Heffron, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1878
  • J. F. Heffron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1916
  • Frank H. Heffron, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Heffron Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. 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. 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.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Heffron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heffron 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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