Ohehir Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Ohehir Family History

If you are conducting some Ohehir family history research then you can view the Ohehir coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Ohehir surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name O'Hehir in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'hAichir sept that was located in the West of the country in Counties Clare and Limerick. This name is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'bitter' or 'sharp'. Variants include Hegher and sometimes O'Hare.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Ohehir Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Indented Line Represents Fire
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