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Ever wonder about the O' before Hehir

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more than legend

Sharon (View posts)
Posted: 977189658000
The Potato famine was the main reason people went to Poor Houses to beg for food but I am sure they were around long before that ... If anyone went to a poor house destitute and looking for help that was the condition apparently, that they dropped the "Irishness" of their surname hence ... O'Sullivan became Sullivan ...

The word "O" in Irish (with a fada on it) means "from" or "of" so for example O'Hehir meant of the Hehir clan ....

O'Sullivan is correct but there was never an O' before the other names as far as I know.

When spelt out loud we generally say "O apostrophe ....."

Well I can access it from Ireland perfectly fine, so I'm sure the rest of the world can also.
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