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Ahern

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Ahearne, Ahern, Aherne, Hearn, Hearne, Ó hEachtighearna

 

Ó hEachtighearna means ‘lord of horses’, and Ahern is the Anglicisation of this Gaelic name. The clan was part of the Dál gCais tribal grouping, and their territory was originally in the south east of the country, but they subsequently moved to counties Cork, Limerick and Waterford. Today, Ahern is one of the 100 most numerous surnames in Ireland, and is most numerous in counties Cork and Waterford.