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

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The surname Haughey was 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.

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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Ameri ca. 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, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Haughey, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Catherine Haughey, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

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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  • Thomas Haughey (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998
  • Thomas Haughey (1826-1869), American Republican politician, Delegate to Alabama State Constitutional Convention, 1867; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1868-69
  • John J. Haughey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • J. Greg Haughey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • Agnes M. Haughey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948
  • 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
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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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    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. 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.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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