name Maher comes from the Irish Ui Meachair, or in English,
O Meagher. The "O" was dropped, and some families
further anglicised the name to Maher around the 18th century.
Here is an excellent
page with some history and background information on the Maher
Maher is also the
name of a group of families
in India (comprised of 14 major surnames), unrelated to the
Irish clan, with a history of being warriors, who have their
own unique wedding ceremonies and such.
The family of Judge
John J. Maher from Michigan.
Maher Racing is the website of a guy that builds engines
for, and races, Volkswagon Beetles!
I have been in
touch with Representative John A. Maher (R) from the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives. He has been helpful in giving
me information about the "proper" pronunciation
of the name Maher. My understanding is that it is pronouced
"Mar" (as I pronounce it) near Cashel, Ireland,
where the name originates from. However, the further away
from Cashel you get, even in Ireland, the more it becomes
"MA-her". I experienced this when I travelled to
Ireland, where I would say "Mar", and not be understood
in one location, then I would say "MA-her" in another
location and have people say "Oh, you mean Mar".
If you have further information on the pronunciation of the
name, please let me know.
If you're a Maher
and have your own website, send me the URL, and I'll include
you on this page. My email address can be found on the Contact
page of this website.
My friend John
has information on antioxidant
supplements at his new site, Berry