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Ever wonder about the O' before Hehir

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more than legend

Sharon (View posts)
Posted: 18 Dec 2000 6:34PM GMT
The Potato famine was the main reason people went to Poor Houses to beg for food but I am sure they were around long before that ... If anyone went to a poor house destitute and looking for help that was the condition apparently, that they dropped the "Irishness" of their surname hence ... O'Sullivan became Sullivan ...

The word "O" in Irish (with a fada on it) means "from" or "of" so for example O'Hehir meant of the Hehir clan ....

O'Sullivan is correct but there was never an O' before the other names as far as I know.

When spelt out loud we generally say "O apostrophe ....."

Well I can access it from Ireland perfectly fine, so I'm sure the rest of the world can also.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Sharon Collins 3 Dec 2000 8:54AM GMT 
Joan Floegel 3 Dec 2000 12:17PM GMT 
Sharon 3 Dec 2000 12:21PM GMT 
Sharon 3 Dec 2000 12:22PM GMT 
dmbarr1 23 Aug 2006 11:58PM GMT 
Heathco 16 Dec 2000 4:12PM GMT 
Sharon 19 Dec 2000 1:34AM GMT 
Joseph Hehir 2 May 2002 4:53PM GMT 
JoMarCro 19 Dec 2000 8:14PM GMT 
Heathco 20 Dec 2000 2:53AM GMT 
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