The Meaning and History of Surnames - Behind the Name

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From the Irish Ó hEaghra, which means "descendant of Eaghra", Eaghra being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O'Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind (1936).

Most Common

1.Smith
2.Johnson
3.Williams
4.Brown
5.Jones
6.Garcia
7.Miller
8.Davis
9.Rodriguez
10.Martinez
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