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The Irish name Fahey has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Fahey is O Fathaigh, derived from the word "fothadh," meaning "foundation."

Fahey Early Origins



The surname Fahey 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 from very ancient times.

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Fahey Spelling Variations


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Fahey Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Fahey are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Fahey, Fahie, Fahy, Fay, O'Fahey, O'Fahy, Vahey and many more.

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Fahey Early History


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Fahey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fahey research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fahey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fahey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fahey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Fahey family in North America:

Fahey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tim T Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Garrit Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tim Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Martin Fahey, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fahey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Fahey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Catherine Fahey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • Miss. Bridget Fahey who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Princess Royal" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mr. Michael Fahey, aged 5 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Princess Royal" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mr. Michael Fahey, aged 24 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Milton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fahey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Fahey, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Edmund Fahey, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Bridget Fahey, aged 10, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Mary Fahey, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Thomas Fahey, aged 30, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"

Fahey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Fahey, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Edward Fahey, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Ellen Fahey, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Hugh Fahey, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Bryan Fahey, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fahey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fahey (post 1700)



  • John M. Fahey Jr., American President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society (1998-2011)
  • John Aloysius Fahey (1939-2001), American fingerstyle guitarist and composer, ranked 35th in the Rolling Stone "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list (2003)
  • James Charles Fahey (1903-1974), American author, best remembered as the original publisher of the reference "The Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet"
  • Brian Fahey (b. 1981), American professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Brandon Wade Fahey (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball utility player from Dallas, Texas
  • Francis Raymond Fahey (1896-1954), American Major League Baseball outfielder and pitcher
  • Michael Gahan "Mike" Fahey (b. 1943), American politician, 49th mayor of Omaha, Nebraska (2001-2009)
  • Jeffrey Fahey (b. 1952), American actor
  • Edward T. Fahey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912 (alternate), 1932 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Fahey, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 13th District, 1873-75 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fahey Historic Events


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Fahey Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William Richard Fahey (1922-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Suggested Readings for the name Fahey


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Suggested Readings for the name Fahey



  • The Descendants of Redmond Peter Fahey and Cecelia Havery and John Sweeney and Mary Dineen, 1810-1984 by Verne Raymond Spear.

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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: Esperance
Motto Translation: Hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Fahey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fahey 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 3 November 2016 at 10:27.

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