From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó hEARÁIN—I—O Harrane, O Haran, O Heron, O'Harran, O'Haran, O'Hern, Haran, Harran, Heran, Herran, Heron, Herron, Hearn, Herne; 'descendant of Earadhán' (diminutive of earadh, fear, dread); older Ó hEaradháin; the name of an Oriel family who were lords of Ui Breasail Macha, in the barony of Oneilland, Co. Armagh; still common in the north of Ireland.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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