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The name Heavey came to England with the ancestors of the Heavey family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu. It is composed of the elements haer, which means battle or carnage, and vy, which means worthy. The name was commonly introduced to England in its Gallic form Herve.

Heavey Early Origins



The surname Heavey was first found in Norfolk 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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Heavey Spelling Variations


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Heavey Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heavey family name include Harvey, Hervey, Hervie, Harvie and others.

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Heavey Early History


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Heavey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heavey research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1578, 1657, 1616, 1578, 1657, 1586, 1660, 1624, 1629, 1601, 1673, 1642, 1601, 1611, 1616, 1680, 1661, 1679, 1540 and are included under the topic Early Heavey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heavey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heavey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Harvey (1578-1657), an English physician, first to describe in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart; Sir William Hervey (1586-1660), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and...

Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heavey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heavey In Ireland


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Heavey In Ireland



Some of the Heavey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Heavey family to immigrate North America:

Heavey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Heavey, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Athlone, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heavey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Heavey, aged 18 who emigrated 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heavey (post 1700)


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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)
  • Martin Heavey (b. 1943), Irish retired footballer
  • Aidan Joseph Heavey (b. 1953), Irish founder of Tullow Oil, one of Europe's largest oil businesses

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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  11. ...

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