|The story of our family is widely diversified, as with all families. Some of the stories associated with names like Osa Fierce, Eugene H Clark and others read like a novel and would one day make for a very good book. |
The McAhren, one can only assume, as with so many other family names, changed with the changes of location and education of family members and recording governmental officials. Although, I am still actively researching for a link to the original name of the first Scot/Irish immigrant who fathered this family in America. There are names that sound like ours-MCCARRON, MCCAHERN, MCCACHERN, MCEACHERN, all these I am researching. The earliest "connected" McAhren thus far is William R McAhren, born in 1769.
The Shirleys are, what my father used to call "Heinz 57", a mixture of English, German, and Scotch-Irish (a misnomar, if you were to ask my fiercely proud of his Scottish descent-husband.)
The Shirleys are nonetheless an exciting lot, their history contains links to an English castle, still in use to this day, and a German immigrant family, who came here to work as indentured servants. With ancestors and decendants both famous & infamous. And on a personal note to my very cherished husband, after whom this page is named: The Shirley family motto is NOT "Slowly, but Shirley!"
Please feel welcome to search to your heart's content! Please feel free to e-mail me with your comments and possible help.
I am currently researching these surnames: MCAHREN, SHIRLEY, FIERCE, FURST, MILLER, CLARK, GREGORY, HORTON, BUSSE, BEARCLOUGH and JOHNSON
Iam currently researching the Geographical Locations:
IRELAND-ESPECIALLY CORK CITY AND COUNTY
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Updated September 5, 2000