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|Posted by: Macfive 28-Oct-2006, 02:44 PM|
| 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.
Variations: O'Aherne, O'Ahern, Ahearne, O'Ahearne, Hearne, O'Heffron, Haveran, Hayveren, O'Hagherin, O'Hathern, Heron, O'Heerin
More Info: http://heraldry.celticradio.net/search.php?id=60
Discussion of this family is welcomed.