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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Heany originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEighnigh.

Heany Early Origins



The surname Heany was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Heany Spelling Variations


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Heany Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Heany family name include Heaney, Heany, Hegney, Hegeany, Heagney, Heeney and others.

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Heany Early History


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Heany Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heany research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heany History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heany Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heany Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heany 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Heany:

Heany Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Heany, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Hugh Heany, who landed in New York in 1836
  • Patrick Heany, who arrived in New York in 1841
  • Bernard, James, John, Mathew, Nicholas, and Phillip Heany arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Heany Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Heany, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Patrick Heany, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
  • Thomas Heany, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heany (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heany (post 1700)



  • James N. Heany, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1962

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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    The Heany Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heany 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 2 November 2015 at 09:23.

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