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Gaelic, otherwise known as Early Modern Irish, was used in Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Herren as O hOdhrain, which is derived from the word odhar, which means dun-colored.

Herren Early Origins



The surname Herren was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times. This distinguished tribe was descended from Eochy Moyvane who was the 124th monarch of Ireland, and from whom was descended King Niall of the Nine Hostages. King Niall was perhaps Ireland's greatest Commander King who was instrumental in routing the Romans from the British Isles. This group of tribes were known as the Septs of the Hy-Niall, and they were Chiefs of the territories in Ulster, Meath and Connacht.

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Herren Spelling Variations


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Herren Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Herren revealed spelling variations, including Haren, Horan, Harhan, Haran, O'Horan, O'Hourahan, O'Horahan, O'Haren, O'Harhan, O'Haran, O'Hanran and many more.

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Herren Early History


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Herren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herren research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herren Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Herren 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Herren name:

Herren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heloise Herren, aged 12, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859
  • Hugh Herren, who landed in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1860
  • William Herren, who landed in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1860
  • David Herren, who landed in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1860
  • Robert Herren, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herren (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant-General Thomas Wade Herren (1895-1985), American Commanding General 1st Army (1954-1957)
  • Samuel C. Herren, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1918
  • Linda D. Herren (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2004, 2008; Member of Republican National Committee from Georgia, 2008; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 2012
  • E. C. Herren, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1952

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    11. ...

    The Herren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herren 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 19 May 2016 at 14:00.

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