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The Irish name Heenan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.

Heenan Early Origins



The surname Heenan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, and Offaly where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Heenan Spelling Variations


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Heenan Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Heenan can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.

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Heenan Early History


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Heenan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heenan research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Heenan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heenan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heenan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heenan 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Heenan name:

Heenan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Heenan, who landed in New York in 1832
  • Aleda H Heenan, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Engeleu A Heenan, aged 39, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gertrude Heenan, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • H Heenan, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heenan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Heenan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1845

Heenan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Heenan, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • Maurice Heenan, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
  • Denis Heenan, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
  • John Heenan, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
  • Patrick Heenan, aged 25, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Heenan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Heenan, aged 60, a farmer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Judith Heenan, aged 42, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Mary Heenan, aged 11, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Edward Heenan, aged 8, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • James Heenan, aged 7, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heenan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heenan (post 1700)



  • Patrick Dennis Heenan (b. 1938), former American football cornerback
  • Raymond Louis "Ray" Heenan (b. 1944), former American professional wrestling manager and color commentator
  • John Camel Heenan (1834-1873), American bare-knuckle prize fighter
  • Thomas Edward Heenan (1848-1914), American politician, U.S. Consul in Odessa, 1897-1905; Warsaw, 1914
  • Palmer T. Heenan (b. 1921), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959, 1979; Mayor of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1983-; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Jill Heenan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • James C. Heenan, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1902
  • Earl I. III Heenan, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1974
  • Jim P. Heenan (1930-1999), Australian rules footballer
  • Eric Michael Heenan, justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Heenan Historic Events


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Heenan Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. John C.  Heenan (1855-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Heenan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Heenan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heenan 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2016 at 22:39.

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