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Heron Family History

Heron Name Meaning
English and French (Héron): nickname for a tall, thin person resembling a heron, Middle English heiroun, heyron (Old French hairon, of Germanic origin).English: habitational name from Harome in North Yorkshire, named with Old English harum, dative plural of hær ‘rock’, ‘stone’. This surname has evidently become confused with 1.Irish: reduced form of O’Heron, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín ‘descendant of Uidhrín’, a personal name from a diminutive of odhar ‘dun’, ‘swarthy’.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaráin (see Haren).Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chiaráin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Ciarán’ (see Kieran).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Heron Families

  • Number of Heron families
     205 - 408
     69 - 204
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data

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Heron Family Origin

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Heron Immigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Heron Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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