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Heavey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic personal name "ó hEamhthaigh." 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. 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


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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)


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Migration of the Heavey family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [2]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)

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) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) William Heavey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Heavey/William_Francis/USA.html
  • 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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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) William Heavey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Heavey/William_Francis/USA.html


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