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Maher - Surname

Posted: 929111502000
Edited: 1080641811000
Hi! I am just beginning to research my family lines. My gg-grandfather was John Maher (b.around 1859 in Ireland, d. 1881 in Westchester Co., NY) he was married to Moria Loretta Heany (b.1862, Westchester Co., NY, d. 21 January 1922) They had one child, Mary Agnes Maher(b. 16 March 1879 in Westchester Co., NY, d.1946, Long Island, NY

Not much is know about John Maher -- nothing about family, he was born in Ireland, but it is unknow where. Any ideas on how to get started, or where to look.

Thanks, Sandy

Maher in Ireland

MaryAnn (View posts)
Posted: 929383186000
My great grandmother was Marie or Margeret Maher
apparently from Cork County Ireland. Not sure
if she had any brothers or sisters. Hopefully this will
give you a lead!

Margaret Maher

Benisch (View posts)
Posted: 945808984000
My great grandmother's maiden name was Margaret Maher. Born in Ireland. Married James Manning. If any of this matches, pls post a response. Thanks.


Sandy (View posts)
Posted: 945860288000
I have a margaret Maher 1868-1940 married to Thomas Murphy 1869-1936. They had 7 children and lived in Western New York. Margaret had a borther JOhn a sister Mary maried to JIm McDonald, and a sister Kate married to a Dr. Eustace.

Mahers in Ireland

Timothy Maher (View posts)
Posted: 945880200000
Hey, Look in the county records office of Roscrea, Tipperary. This is where the family originated. Also, look into county Offaly. We are related to the O'Carrolls. The Mahers are of royal blood, holding the title of the Baronny of Ikkerin. Hopes this helps, but also, look into County Cork in particular, Waterford.
Timothy Maher

Maher from co cork

Linda Strawn (View posts)
Posted: 948455013000
Mary Ann, my family was from co cork Ireland, my mother was born in dublin in 1901, her full name was Mary Johanna Maher, my grandfathers name was Mathew Joseph Maher, my mother Mary had an aunt margaret or maggie and I was wondering if there was any connection Her mothers maiden name was annie Purcell
E-mail me if you have any more information....Thanks...Margaret Bolland

ireland maher

chris maher (View posts)
Posted: 978628291000
please check st john newfoundland canada moved to newyork and to brockton ma also check out linnegar in st john new found land canada

Re: Mahers in Ireland

Jared Maher (View posts)
Posted: 1001495255000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Maher
I have gone back to Ireland to visit alot of existing family members. I have a database somewhere backed up on CD, I will look through it. I was able to get the original last will and testemony for a will of my g-g-g-grandfather from 1859. In the will, he left 20 acres of land, and 50 pounds to 2 children. (this was a considerable amount then) The one thing that I learned when I was there, was that familys all get buried in one grave. There can be up to 20 people in one grave. They just keep adding more people on top of the already deceased. Makes it hard to trace back family roots..................good luck

Re: Maher

Patty (View posts)
Posted: 1104759194000
Classification: Query

I know you posted your Maher message over five years ago, hoping you'll see this...
I have Mahers who resided on Long Island, NY. They may have lived in other parts of NY as well. I have four sisters, Kathy(Kate), Mary, Annie, and Julia/Julie. The info I have is they were cousins to my g-grandfather M. Brady, who was born (1863ish) and resided on Staten Island, NY. He also had a cousin by the name of Clark.
Please let me know if any of these names, places mean anything to you.

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