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The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic personal name "ó hEamhthaigh." The origins of this ancient personal name are obscure. It is possible that there is a connection to the word "eamh" which denotes a "groaning or exclamation of disgust."

Hafley Early Origins



The surname Hafley was first found in the Athlone region, County Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster. Early recorded instances of the name are rare, but there was a bearer recorded as a husbandman of Thisteinagh, in Couty Westmeath in 1601.

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Hafley Spelling Variations


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Hafley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Heaphy, O'Heaphy, Heaphey, Heavey, O'Heavy, Heafy, O'Heafey, Heflin and many more.

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Hafley Early History


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Hafley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hafley research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1775, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Hafley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hafley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hafley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hafley 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 or some of its variants were: S. Dan Heafey, who was recorded in Iowa in 1866; John Heaphy, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1876; Thomas Heavy, who was recorded in Philadelphia in 1832.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hafley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hafley (post 1700)



  • Lucien Hafley (1906-1994), American Primetime Emmy Award winning set director, best known for his work on Mission: Impossible (1966), The Cisco Kid (1950) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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    The Hafley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hafley 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 4 December 2013 at 12:42.

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