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Where did the Irish Heas family come from? What is the Irish Heas family crest and coat of arms? When did the Heas family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Heas family history?The old Gaelic name used by the Heas family in Ireland was O hAodha, which means descendant of Aodha or descendant of Hugh.
One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Heas family name include O'Hea, Hea, Heas, Hees, O'Hear, Hayes, O'Hay, Hay and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heas research. Another 248 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1205, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Heas History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Heas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Heas:
Heas Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Heas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heas 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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