Heavey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic personal name "ó hEamhthaigh." [1] 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 Heavey family

The surname Heavey was first found in the Athlone region, County Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster. Later some records of the family were found in Waterford and Cork. [1]

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 Heavey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heavey research. More information is included under the topic Early Heavey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heavey 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 Heavey family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heavey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Heavey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heavey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane Heavey, aged 17, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [2]
  • James Heavey, aged 22, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1893
Heavey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Heavey, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Katie Heavey, aged 20, who landed in America from Tulsk, Ireland, in 1908
  • Edward J. Heavey, aged 20, who settled in America from Ballinaslos, Ireland, in 1909
  • John Heavey, aged 26, who landed in America from Newbridge, Ireland, in 1912
  • James Heavey, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Athlone, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Heavey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heavey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Heavey, aged 18 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ceylon" departing from the port of New York, USA but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heavey (post 1700) +

  • Robert Heavey (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Brigadier-General William Francis Heavey (1896-1974), American District Engineer, New York District (1946-1947) [4]
  • Martin Heavey (b. 1943), Irish retired footballer
  • Aidan Joseph Heavey (b. 1953), Irish founder of Tullow Oil, one of Europe's largest oil businesses


  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) William Heavey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Heavey/William_Francis/USA.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate