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Where did the Irish Haughey family come from? What is the Irish Haughey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Haughey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Haughey family history?

The Haughey surname is derived from the Gaelic hEachaidh, or descendant of Eachaidh, an old Irish byname meaning "horseman."


The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Haughey were encountered in the archives: Haughie, Haughy, Haughey and others.

First found in Counties Donegal and Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, in Northern Ireland where they held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haughey research. Another 242 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haughey History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Haughey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Haughey:

Haughey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • William Haughey arrived in Philadelphia in 1799

Haughey Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Haughey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Peter Haughey, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Jane Haughey settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1822
  • Thomas Haughey, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • Benjamin, Bernard, Charles, Francis, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Samuel, Thomas, and William Haughey, who all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1811 and 1879


  • Norman Haughey Ph.D., American Assistant Professor of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Charles Haughey (1925-2006), four-time Irish Prime Minister whose career faltered amid numerous allegations and revelations about his financial conduct
  • Edward Enda Haughey OBE (1944-2014), Baron Ballyedmond, a Northern Irish businessman and Irish politician, the richest person in Northern Ireland
  • Tom Haughey (b. 1982), Irish international rugby league footballer
  • Christopher Francis Haughey (b. 1925), former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Denis Haughey (b. 1944), former nationalist politician in Northern Ireland
  • William "Willie" Haughey OBE (b. 1956), Scottish businessman, philanthropist and chairman of City Refrigeration Holdings


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Iterum iterumque
Motto Translation: Again and again.


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The Haughey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haughey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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