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."
Early Origins of the Heafy family
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.
Early History of the Heafy family
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Heafy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Heaphy, O'Heaphy, Heaphey, Heavey, O'Heavy, Heafy, O'Heafey, Heflin and many more.
Early Notables of the Heafy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heafy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Heafy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Heafy (post 1700)
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