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

Fahy Early Origins



The surname Fahy 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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Fahy Spelling Variations


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Fahy Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Fahy were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Fahey, Fahie, Fahy, Fay, O'Fahey, O'Fahy, Vahey and many more.

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Fahy Early History


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Fahy Early History



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

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Fahy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fahy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fahy 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Fahy or a variant listed above:

Fahy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Fahy, who arrived in America in 1803
  • Peter Fahy, who landed in America in 1811
  • Andrew Fahy, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Fahy, aged 13, landed in New York in 1854
  • Michael Fahy, aged 30, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fahy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Fahy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • James Fahy, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Nancy Fahy, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Michael Fahy, aged 20, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Simon Fahy, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fahy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Fahy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • James Fahy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Mary Fahy, aged 36, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar"
  • Catherine Fahy, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • Mary Fahy, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fahy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Fahy arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Dymes" in 1864
  • Patrick Fahy, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Francis Fahy, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fahy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fahy (post 1700)



  • John Fahy (b. 1971), prominent American script doctor and motion picture editor
  • Meghann Fahy (b. 1990), American actress and singer
  • Jack Bradley Fahy (1908-1947), American government official
  • Gregory M. Fahy, American cryobiologist and biogerontologist
  • Charles Fahy (1892-1979), American Solicitor General of the United States
  • James J. Fahy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 17th District, 1946
  • Charles Fahy (1892-1979), American politician, U.S. Solicitor General, 1941-45 Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1949-67
  • John Fahy (1893-1969), Irish priest, republican, agrarian and radical
  • Donnacha Fahy (b. 1979), Irish sportsperson
  • Pádraic Fahy (b. 1948), Irish retired sportsperson
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Fahy Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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The Fahy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fahy 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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