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Recorded as O'Hare and O'Hair, sometimes McHare, or Hare or Hair, this is a famous Irish clan surname. It is said to have been one of the few surnames to resist the temptation in the 17th century to discard the Gaelic prefix O', meaning male descendant of. Nevertheless there has been and there remains, considerable confusion in Ireland as to the true origin, because many English and Scottish settlers were also called Hare or Hair. The situation is now that it is difficult, if not impossible in many cases, given the paucity of records, to distinguish between origins.

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Jill L Baribault

Micheal ohair born in down county Ireland in 1749 is my ancestor my maiden name is O'Hair


I am 5 the generation Irish-American. Our Irish surname is O'Hare but the first generation got tired of people mispronouncing our last name so we changed the E to an A so that it would be pronounced correctly. The Archbishop O'Hara of Kansas City is my Great Great Uncle. Which makes him a famous O'Hare.


Matthew O'Hare Birth: 29 May 1842 Clare, Ireland Death: 1 Jan 1923 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA


Francis Alowishes O'Hare/O'Hara. Unsure was military and migrated to Connelsville, Pennsylvania; name was changed to O'Hara, family member Lou Anne O'hara(my grandmother passed 10/9/14


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