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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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, 1968. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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