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Multiple Origins for the Surname Heavey


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."

Heavey Early Origins



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.

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Heavey Spelling Variations


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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.

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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 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1775, and 1835 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)



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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  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. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  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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