The surname Feighney is derived from the Gaelic "O Faodhagain," which in turn comes from the Latin word "paganus," which refers to a "villager" or "peasant."
Early Origins of the Feighney family
The surname Feighney was first found in County Tyrone
(Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster
, central Northern Ireland
, where they settled in early times.
Early History of the Feighney family
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Feighney Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fagan, Faggan, Fagin, Feagan, Fegan, Feighan, Fieghan and many more.
Early Notables of the Feighney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Feighney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Feighney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Feighney, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856 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)
The Feighney 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: Deo partriaeque fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to God and my country.