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Where did the Irish Heenan family come from? What is the Irish Heenan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Heenan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Heenan family history?The Irish name Heenan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.
Many spelling variations of the surname Heenan can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heenan research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Heenan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Heenan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Heenan name:
Heenan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Heenan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heenan 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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