|  Home  |  About Us  |  Privacy  |  Store Policy  |  Surname Search  |  Celtic Radio  |  Contact  |

  


Search
Home
Surname
First Name

Popular Products
Coat of Arms
Clan Badges
Books & Gifts
Celtic Jewelry
Black Shirts
CD Music
Download

Design Gallery
Irish
Flags
Celtic
Tartans
Scottish
Claddagh
Surnames
Highlander
Celtic Radio

Research
History
Country
Families



Welcome to our Celtic Radio Store - part of Coat of Arms Online Sales! You can help support all of the Celtic Radio broadcast channels and our website by purchasing one of our quality made customized products. We combine our award winning designer graphics with brand name apparels. Our products make excellent gifts for all occasions and especially for the person that has it all!

We produce shirts for clans, organizations or websites! Expediated manufacturing and shipping is available for an additional charge. Please contact us for a custom quote.




Stickers
$10.00  $9.00



Our Heraldry Database has thousands of Family histories to search. Visit Now!

Young


Coat of Arms


This name is clearly personally descriptive but may have been applied to distinguish a father from a son, when both bore the same Christian name. In this instance the name in Scotland would be synonymous with Younger, used to describe the heir to a feudal title. Malmor and Ade, called Young, appear at Dumbarton in 1271. John Young of Dingwall witnessed a charter by the Earl of Ross to Reginald, son.....


Heraldry Database: Ahearne

Ahearne







Surname:  Ahearne
Branch:  Ahearne
Origins:  Irish
More Info:  Ireland

Background:  The name Aherne originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEachthigheirn" or "O hEachthigheirna," "each" meaning "steed," and "thighearna," meaning "lord." This was first Anglicized O'Hagherin, which was later changed to O'Aherne before the prefix was eventually dropped. First found in county Clare where they held a family seat as a Dalcassian sept from before the year 1000.


Motto:  I rise through difficulties.
Arms:  Vertm three herons argent.
Crest:  A pelican in her piety proper.


View the Heraldry Dictionary for help.






This Irish surname was first anglicized O'Hagherin, which is a fiar phonetic approximation of the orginal Gaelic O' hEachtighearna, derived from the Irish words 'each a horse' and 'tighearna' a lord. Later this was corrupted to O'Aherne and finally the prefix O was dropped. The O'Ahernes were originally a Dalcassian sept and up to the middle of the fourteenth century they were dynasts of Ui Cearnaigh, their territory being in the neighbourhood of Sixmile-bridge, County Clare, not far from the city of Limerick. In 1659, when Petty's census was taken, the name was numerous throughout Counties Cork and Waterford. At the present time it is almost confined to Counties Cork and Limerick; but in the form of Hearne and Hearne it is also well established in County Waterford. In this conn-exion it should be observed that Hearn is a fairly common indigenous name in England, so that persons so called in Ireland may be immigrants from that country.

The Bishop of Kerry from 1336 to 1347 is described in the records as Alan O'Hathern alias O Hachierane. The most noteworthy of the name in modern history were John Aherne (c. 1769-1806), United Irishman and intimate friend of Wolfe Tone, who, after the latter's death became an officer in Napoleon's Irish Legion; and John Aheron author of the first book on architecture printed in Ireland (1754).

The Gaelic name O hUidhrin. that of an Offaly sept, has also been anglicized Hearne, Heron etc., though Heffron and Haveran are more usual forms in English. Giollananaomh O hUidhrin (d. 1420), who completed O'Dugan's celebrated "Topographical Poem," is usually O'Heerin in English.

Name Variations:  O'Aherne, O'Ahern, Ahearne, O'Ahearne, Hearne, O'Heffron, Haveran, Hayveren, O'Hagherin, O'Hathern, Heron, O'Heerin.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.






Discuss
Search




Sign-up for a Founders account and receive personalized
family heraldry service and much more!


Want to know more?
Click the Heart!



      Heraldry Database




|  Home  |  About Us  |  Privacy  |  Store Policy  |  Surname Search  |  Celtic Radio  |  Contact  |

www.CoatOfArmsOnline.com 2020