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ⓘ OHaran




                                     

ⓘ OHaran

The Irish surname Haran is an anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O hEaghrain. The prefix "O" signifies "son of" or "descendant" and would indicate the patronymic origin of the surname, while the second element of the name is the genitive case of the name Eaghra, the eponym and ancestor of the related clan O hEaghra. The surname is mentioned in Part 15 of the Annals of the Four Masters: "1052 AD, Echthighern Ua hEaghrain, successor of Ciaran of Cluain-mic-Nois and of Comman, died on his pilgrimage at Cluain-Iraird." OHaran and OHaren may also designate the Irish surname O hAnradhain / O hAnrachain of either Leinster or Munster, although this is considered rare.

In a survey of fertility rates in Ireland, which was held in 1890, there are thirty-seven instances of the name Haran or Haren with names most numerous in County Mayo, County Sligo and County Clare. The name is often confused with Harana. However, her other name, comes from the Gaelic surname "o hEarain", which was a distinct Sep of Oriel located.

The prefix "O", which originally accompanied this surname, now almost disappeared. In General, Gaelic prefixes, as a rule, should be discarded in the middle of the seventeenth century, Gaelic and Catholic of flooding and despite some recovery in the late nineteenth century, as a rule, is not renewed.