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Where did the Irish Haughey family come from? What is the Irish Haughey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Haughey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Haughey family history?

The Haughey surname is derived from the Gaelic hEachaidh, or descendant of Eachaidh, an old Irish byname meaning "horseman."

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The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Haughey were encountered in the archives: Haughie, Haughy, Haughey and others.

First found in Counties Donegal and Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, in Northern Ireland where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haughey research. Another 242 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haughey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Haughey:

Haughey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • William Haughey arrived in Philadelphia in 1799

Haughey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Benjamin Haughey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Peter Haughey, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Jane Haughey settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1822
  • Thomas Haughey, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • Benjamin, Bernard, Charles, Francis, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Samuel, Thomas, and William Haughey, who all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1811 and 1879

Haughey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Haughey, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast
  • Margaret Haughey, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast
  • Catherine Haughey, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast

Haughey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Michael Haughey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840
  • Catherine Haughey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840
  • Owen Haughey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840
  • Anne Haughey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840
  • Barnard Haughey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840


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  • Norman Haughey Ph.D., American Assistant Professor of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Tom Haughey (b. 1982), Irish international rugby league footballer
  • Edward Enda Haughey OBE (1944-2014), Baron Ballyedmond, a Northern Irish businessman and Irish politician, the richest person in Northern Ireland
  • Charles Haughey (1925-2006), four-time Irish Prime Minister whose career faltered amid numerous allegations and revelations about his financial conduct
  • William "Willie" Haughey OBE (b. 1956), Scottish businessman, philanthropist and chairman of City Refrigeration Holdings
  • Denis Haughey (b. 1944), former nationalist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Christopher Francis Haughey (b. 1925), former Major League Baseball pitcher


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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: Iterum iterumque
Motto Translation: Again and again.

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  2. 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.
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  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Haughey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haughey 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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