Brad - just a very long shot , I realise. Many times when dialects and
brogues were thick or just different from local oral tones, names got
misspelled. Is it possible your ancestors were Hannah, not Harrah?
> Hello, everyone. My name is Brad Harrah. I have been on the list
> for several weeks but have been swamped by mail. I joined the list to
> learn of history and folklore as it relates to Ireland. I am interested
> in Ireland because I have relatives that came over from there. I have
> seen the postings made so far and am impressed by the vast knowledge. I
> would greatly appreciate any help that you could give me...
> As I already posted, my name is Brad Harrah. I have been told by
> my father that some of our relatives are from Ireland. Is this true?
> Does anyone know anything in history...folklore dealing with the name
> HARRAH...or anything close to it? I'm not sure what it was originally.
> It was probably 'Americanized'.
> My mother--her maiden-name is MURRAY. Her side of the family has
> descent records. Her grandmother came over from Ireland. She has 6
> sisters with red-hair and no brothers. Most of her aunts have red hair
> too. What's the relevance of red-hair anyway? Is Murray Scottish or
> Irish...or what? I am curious. I have seen the work so far. I will not
> be dissapointed...thanks. I will be gratefull for anything you can give me.
> Sincerely...Brad [log in to unmask]