(Received March 18, 2006)


Facts about O'Haras in Scotland

    I was browsing a very interesting surname website recently and discovered that the location in mainland UK with most O'Hara surnames was Glasgow. In fact, I was amazed to discover from the same site that proportionately there are more O'Haras in Scotland than in the Republic of Ireland! It's a quite different story in N Ireland, though, where there seems to be a huge number.

    I also found out that it is about the 900th most popular surname in the UK. And that, according to the census of 1881, Bradford was the place in the UK where you were most likely to bump into an O'Hara.

    Thought someone might enjoy these interesting but largely useless facts !

    Diarmid O'Hara

Email: diarmid.ohara@virgin.net

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