Ireland was O hAodha, which means descendant of Aodha or descendant of Hugh.
Early Origins of the Heas family
County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where this distinguished Irish family descended from the ancient Kings of Munster, and their territories were in the south western part of County Cork. Their ancient family seat was Aghamilly Castle in Pobble O'Hea.
Early History of the Heas family
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Heas Spelling Variations
Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Heas family name include O'Hea, Hea, Heas, Hees, O'Hear, Hayes, O'Hay, Hay and others.
Early Notables of the Heas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heas family to the New World and Oceana
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Heas:
Heas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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