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O'hara Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaghra ‘descendant of Eaghra’, a personal name of uncertain derivation.

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


Similar surnames: O'gara, O'mara, O'hare, O'hearn, O'hagan, O'haver, Shera, O'hair

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You can see how O'hara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'hara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most O'hara families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 O'hara family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded O'hara's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of O'hara families in 1891.
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There are 33,000 military records available for the last name O'hara. For the veterans among your O'hara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average O'hara lifespan?

Between 1992 and 2004, in the United States, O'hara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for O'hara in 1992 was 51, and 58 in 2004.

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