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The Hehr family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Hehr is derived from Ir. O'hlr means descendant of Ir.

Hehr Early Origins



The surname Hehr 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.

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Hehr Spelling Variations


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Hehr Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Hehr has appeared in various documents spelled Hare, Hair, Hehir, Hehr, Heher and others.

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Hehr Early History


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Hehr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hehr research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1760, 1775, 1792, 1795, 1834, 1842, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Hehr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hehr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hehr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hehr In Ireland


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Hehr In Ireland



Some of the Hehr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hehr or a variant listed above:

Hehr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rudolph Hehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Matthias Hehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772

Hehr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hehr, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1842
  • Johannes Hehr, aged 23, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hehr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hehr (post 1700)



  • Kent Hehr, Canadian federal politician, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence (2015-)

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Hehr Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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    The Hehr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hehr 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 4 November 2015 at 15:12.

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