Hehir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Hehir family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from Ir. O'hlr means descendant of Ir.

Early Origins of the Hehir family

The surname Hehir was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hehir family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hehir research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1760, 1775, 1792, 1795, 1834, 1842, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Hehir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hehir Spelling Variations

In various documents Hehir has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Hare, Hair, Hehir, Hehr, Heher and others.

Early Notables of the Hehir family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hehir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hehir family to Ireland

Some of the Hehir family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Hehir migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hehir Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Ann Hehir, (b. 1789), aged 60, Irish house maid who was convicted in County Clare, Ireland for 7 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 17th December 1849, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Miss Mary Margaret Hehir, (b. 1831), aged 18, Irish house maid who was convicted in County Clare, Ireland for 7 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 17th December 1849, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Mary Hehir, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]
  • Bridget Hehir, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]
  • Biddy Hehir, aged 22, a dairy servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hehir migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hehir Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Michael Hehir, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
  • Anne Hehir, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 18th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-grey
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 27th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Edward Parry 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/siredwardparry1854.shtml


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