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TypeSurname (from given name)
UsageIrish

Meaning & History

From the Irish Ó hEaghra, which means "descendant of Eaghra", Eaghra being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O'Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' (1936).

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VariantÓ hEaghra
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Entry updated July 27, 2015   Contribute