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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Fahey 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



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
  • Tim T Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Garrit Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Tim Fahey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Martin Fahey, aged 21, landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (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 [1]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 [1]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 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Edmund Fahey, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Bridget Fahey, aged 10, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Mary Fahey, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Thomas Fahey, aged 30, a farm labourer, 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Edward Fahey, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Ellen Fahey, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Hugh Fahey, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Bryan Fahey, aged 20, a farm labourer, 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
  • Edward T. Fahey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912 (alternate), 1932
  • Edward Fahey, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 13th District, 1873-75
  • Brian William Fahey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 20th District, 1975
  • Francis J. Fahey, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1939-42
  • George A. Fahey, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Wheeling, West Virginia, 1962-90 (acting, 1962-65)
  • ... (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

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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


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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. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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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