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Ever wonder about the O' before Hehir

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Ever wonder about the O' before Hehir

Sharon Collins (View posts)
Posted: 3 Dec 2000 1:54AM GMT
I have looked up a lot of sites and didnt see this mentioned anywhere so I thought I would let you all know .....

My boyfriend is Timothy Hehir (28) Galway, Ireland. His father Pat Hehir from Clare.

The O'Hehir Surname belonged to their family up until the Potato Famine when while millions of Irish starved to death, the English set up poor houses and gave out food to the sick, poor etc and the condition was that if you had an "O'" in front of your surname when you went to beg for food, you had to forfeit the "O'" which strongly signified an Irish name and subsequently most of the "O'Hehir" families became "Hehir".
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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