I am researching all occurrences of the surname Heheir (an infrequent variant of [O']Hehir) in the hope of building on what little I know of the family connections of my great-grandmother Ellen Heheir of Stepney, London, the daughter of Martin Heheir, from County Limerick (son of Timothy Heheir), who (Martin) died in 1884 at the age of 66.
So far I have identified another family of Heheirs in St Marylebone, London, living in during the 19th century (John Heheir and family in Horace Street), another John Heheir and family in Kilmallock, County Limerick in 1871, and an extended family of Heheirs in Nashville deriving from James Heheir from Co. Galway, who died in 1883 at the age of 60. I have also located two solitary Heheirs: Michael Heheir, an immigrant to the USA (no further details yet), and Patrick Heheir, who appears in the 1900 New England census (MA).
I am posting this in order to trawl any random searches which may be made for the name in the future. Please get in touch if you know of any instances of the name.
Philip Heath, 24 April 2001