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The surname Moher comes from the Gaelic O Mochair.

Moher Early Origins



The surname Moher was first found in Counties Waterford and Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.

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Moher Spelling Variations


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Moher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moher, O'Moher, Mohir, O'Mohir, Mogher and others.

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Moher Early History


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Moher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moher research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1851, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Moher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moher 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:

Moher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Moher, who was naturalized in Indiana between 1845 and 1852
  • Patrick and Thomas Moher, who were naturalized in New Orleans between 1846 and 1856
  • David Moher, who arrived in Boston in 1849 as a bonded passenger
  • Joseph Moher, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1857
  • Patrick, Charles, and Johana Moher, who arrived in New York in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Moher, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moher (post 1700)



  • Thomas Casey Moher, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Dover 4th Ward, 1948
  • J. H. Moher, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1919; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920
  • Gayle Moher, American professional female bodybuilder
  • John W. Moher (1909-1985), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, auctioneer and farmer
  • Mike Moher (b. 1962), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey right winger who played from 1982 to 1984
  • Frank Moher (b. 1955), Canadian playwright, director, and journalist, a finalist for the Governor General's Award
  • Mark Moher, Canadian ambassador to the United Nations for Disarmament

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Conlan-a-bu
Motto Translation: Conlan forever.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Moher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moher 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 29 November 2015 at 18:44.

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