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Athy Early Origins



The surname Athy was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as one of the 'Tribes of Galway.' Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clans, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name settled in Galway and it is said to be of Norman origin.

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Athy Spelling Variations


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Athy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Athy, Athey, Athie and others.

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Athy Early History


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Athy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Athy research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Athy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Athy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Athy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Athy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Athy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Athy, who immigrated to Maryland in 1674
  • George Athy, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
  • Mary Athy, who settled in Virginia in 1689

Athy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Thomas C. Athy, who were naturalized in Indiana around 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Athy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Athy (post 1700)



  • Andrew Athy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1887

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Motto


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Motto



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: Duci et non trahi
Motto Translation: A leader no a follower.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
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    The Athy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Athy 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 09:40.

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