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Ó hAirt, Hart, Harte


The surname Hart was first found in County Meath, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they were of the southern Uí Néill. The surname Hart is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirt ‘descendant of Art’, a byname meaning ‘bear’, ‘hero’. The English name became established in Ireland in the 17th century.