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Origins Available: English, Irish


The name Heaphy reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Heaphy family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Heaphy family lived in Lancashire.

Heaphy Early Origins



The surname Heaphy was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Heaphy Spelling Variations


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Heaphy Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Heap, Heaps and others.

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Heaphy Early History


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Heaphy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heaphy research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heaphy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heaphy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heaphy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heaphy 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Heaphy name or one of its variants:

Heaphy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Heaphy, who landed in Mississippi in 1876
  • John Heaphy, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1876
  • Cornelius Heaphy, aged 21, who arrived in America from Kildare, in 1893
  • Alice Heaphy, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Patrick Heaphy, who arrived in Ellis Island aboard The Teutonic in April 1898

Heaphy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katie Heaphy, aged 20, who arrived in America from Kildorrery, Ireland, in 1904
  • William A. Heaphy, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Archibald Heaphy, aged 43, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Margaret Heaphy, aged 20, who arrived in America from Cork, Ireland, in 1911
  • Mary Heaphy, aged 24, who arrived in America from Fermoy, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heaphy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ralph Heaphy, aged 35, who arrived in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, in 1923

Heaphy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Heaphy landed in New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Tory
  • William Heaphy landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • William Heaphy, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Charles Heaphy, aged 18, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Mr Heaphy landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Prince of Wales

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heaphy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heaphy (post 1700)



  • Tim Heaphy (b. 1964), American criminal defense attorney, law professor, United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (2009-)
  • Mike Heaphy, American folk musician and recording artist
  • Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835), English water-colour painter
  • William Heaphy, New Zealand ten-year participant in the U.S. Antarctic Research Program, eponym of the Heaphy Spur, Antarctica
  • Chris Heaphy, New Zealand artist who is based in Auckland
  • William "Bill" Heaphy (1888-1914), Australian rules footballer who played from 1908 to 1909 for Essendon
  • Charles Heaphy (1820-1881), English-born, New Zealand explorer and recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the face of the enemy, eponym of the Heaphy Track and the Heaphy River
  • Shawn Heaphy (b. 1968), Canadian retired professional NHL hockey player who played for the Calgary Flames during the 1992-93 NHL season

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Heaphy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heaphy 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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