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While many Irish names are quite familiar to us, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name Hailey is O hEalaighthe, which is derived from the word "ealadhach," which means "ingenious." Another Gaelic form of the surname is O hEilidhe, which is derived from the word "eilidhe," which means "claimant."

Hailey Early Origins



The surname Hailey was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hailey Spelling Variations


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Hailey Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Hailey revealed many spelling variations, including Haly, Haley, Haily, Hely, Healy, Healey, O'Healey, O'Haly and many more.

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Hailey Early History


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Hailey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hailey research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1st , 1st , 1800, 1724, 1794, 1579, 1701, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Hailey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hailey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hailey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick O'Healy, Franciscan Bishop of Mayo, tortured and martyred in 1579; Sir John Hely (died 1701), an English-born, Irish judge, Chief Baron of the Irish...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hailey 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 middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation, and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North America. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Hailey:

Hailey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Hailey, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1902
  • Margaret Hailey, aged 40, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1902
  • Mary E Hailey, aged 54, who settled in America from Maidstone, in 1906
  • William A. Hailey, aged 23, who settled in America from Brackley, in 1906
  • Thomas Hailey, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hailey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hailey, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hailey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hailey (post 1700)



  • Evelyn Clare Momsen Hailey (1921-2011), American politician, Member of the Virginia Senate (1982-1984)
  • Thomas G. Hailey (1865-1908), American attorney and judge, the 35th Associate Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court (1905-1907)
  • Ken Hailey (b. 1961), American CFL defensive back who played from 1983 through 1993
  • Oscar E. Hailey (1870-1958), American politician, 16th and 18th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho (1927-1929) and (1929-1931)
  • Joshua Hailey, American privateer, commander of the True Blood Yankee during the War of 1812, eponym of the USS Hailey (DD-556), a Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey (b. 1938), American journalist and playwright
  • Ashawna Hailey (1949-2011), born Shawn Hailey, American creator of the HSPICE program
  • John Hailey (1835-1921), American politician, Congressional Delegate from Idaho Territory
  • Leisha Hailey (b. 1971), American actress and musician
  • Joe C. Hailey, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1938 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hailey Historic Events


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Hailey Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Hailey (1853-1914), née Rhodes Canadian First Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Hailey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. 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.
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  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. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  11. ...

The Hailey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hailey 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 21 May 2017 at 13:53.

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