Haughey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Haughey family

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.

Early History of the Haughey family

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Haughey Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Haughey family (pre 1700)

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United States Haughey migration to the United States +

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, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1799
Haughey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Haughey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Peter Haughey, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Jane Haughey, who settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1822
  • Thomas Haughey, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]
  • Benjamin, Bernard, Charles, Francis, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Samuel, Thomas, and William Haughey, who all, who arrived in Pennsylvania between 1811 and 1879

Canada Haughey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haughey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Haughey, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Haughey, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Catherine Haughey, aged 3, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Australia Haughey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haughey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Michael Haughey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [2]
  • Catherine Haughey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [2]
  • Owen Haughey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [2]
  • Anne Haughey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [2]
  • Barnard Haughey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Haughey migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Haughey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Haughey, (b. 1826), aged 36, Irish farm labourer from County Down, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Margaret Haughey, (b. 1827), aged 36, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "David G. Fleming" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th December 1863 [3]
  • Mr. Edward Haughey, (b. 1834), aged 29, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "David G. Fleming" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th December 1863 [3]
  • Mr. Arthur Haughey, (b. 1847), aged 16, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "David G. Fleming" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th December 1863 [3]
  • Miss Mary Haughey, (b. 1856), aged 7, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "David G. Fleming" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th December 1863 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Haughey (post 1700) +

  • Norman Haughey Ph.D., American Assistant Professor of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Thomas Haughey (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 [4]
  • Thomas Haughey (1826-1869), American Republican politician, Delegate to Alabama State Constitutional Convention, 1867; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1868-69 [4]
  • John J. Haughey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 [4]
  • J. Greg Haughey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [4]
  • Agnes M. Haughey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948 [4]
  • 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
  • Ms. Sarah F Iona Haughey M.B.E., British Executive Director for Nursing and Quality for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Nursing [5]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Haughey 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: Iterum iterumque
Motto Translation: Again and again.


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1


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