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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 Healey 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."

Healey Early Origins



The surname Healey 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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Healey Spelling Variations


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Healey Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, a name was often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer. Literacy was rare at that time and none of the languages to be found in the British Isles had achieved any great semblance of standardization. Variations of the name Healey found include Haly, Haley, Haily, Hely, Healy, Healey, O'Healey, O'Haly and many more.

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Healey Early History


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Healey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Healey 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 Healey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Healey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Healey 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 Healey 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



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Healey:

Healey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Healey, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1645
  • Samuel Healey, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Healey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Williaan Healey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • Thomas Healey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Peter Healey, aged 40, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • Cath Healey, aged 20, landed in New York in 1854
  • John Healey, aged 17, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Healey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Patrick Healey U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 225 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Healey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ezra Healey, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • James Healey, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Neal Healey, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Mary Healey, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Mary Ann Healey, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Healey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Healey, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Mary Healey, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Catherine Healey, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Mary Healey, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Mary Healey, aged 14, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Healey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dr Healey landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Duke of Roxburgh
  • Mark Healey, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Jane Healey, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Parsee" in 1873
  • John Healey, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • John Healey, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Healey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Healey (post 1700)



  • Robert J. "Bob" Healey Jr. (1957-2016), American attorney, businessman, educator, restaurateur and political activist
  • William B. Healey, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 21st District, 1936
  • Stephen C. Healey, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 2000
  • Skip Healey (b. 1934), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Oklahoma, 1996; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004
  • Philip B. Healey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1971-96
  • Patrick J. Healey, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury; elected 1918
  • Peggy Healey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008, 2012
  • Michael J. Healey (b. 1873), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Luzerne County, 1909; burgess of Avoca, Pennsylvania, 1929
  • Michael Healey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 6th District, 1877
  • Maurice T. Healey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1944
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Healey Historic Events


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Healey Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. James Healey, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Henry Frederick Healey, British Corporal Sergeant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was wounded in action

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Gordon Allenby Healey, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  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. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. 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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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The Healey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Healey 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 23 October 2016 at 12:48.

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