Tour Scotland Video Robert Heron Earthenware Manufacturer Gravestone Old Kirk Graveyard Kirkcaldy Fife

Tour Scotland video of the Robert Heron, Earthenware Manufacturer in Gallatown, gravestone in the Old Kirk cemetery on ancestry visit to Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Robert died on 4th 1869 aged 69, also Mary Methven, his wife who died 24th November 1887 aged 82. Also their children Robert, Mary and Janet, all of whom died in Infancy.

Th surname Heron is believed to have more than one origin. It is most commonly derived as nickname for a tall, thin man with long legs from Middle English heiroun coming from Old French hairon. The surname may also be of Anglo Saxon origin, and an habitual name from Harome in North Yorkshire, meaning "place of the stone ". In Ireland, this surname is often an Anglicised form of any one of three Irish Gaelic names: O'hEarain, descendant of the feared one; O'Huidhrin, descendant of the swarthy one; or Mac GiollaChiarain, son of the servant of St. Ciaran. The name Heron can also come from Ó Eachthighearna, which means, descendant of the horse lord. An early recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Herun, which was dated 1150, in Yorkshire, England.

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