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Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name

Tracing your Irish ancestry – The O'Hara clan

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Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name

Irish derivation: Ó hEaghra

Name meaning: "descendant of Eaghra."

Counties associated with the name: Sligo.

Coat of arms motto: "Virtute et claritate" or 'by virtue or by clarity'.

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?

Interesting facts

 - The family is descended from Gaelic royalty. 

Some famous O’Haras:

 - George O'Hara (1899-1966, American actor and screenwriter)

 - Maureen O'Hara (1920-, Irish actress)

 - Paige O'Hara (1956-, American singer and actress)

 - Pat O'Hara (1968-, American football player, coach)

 - Patsy O'Hara (1957-1981, Irish Republican hunger striker)

 - Frank O'Hara (1926-1966, American poet)

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?

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