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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The old Gaelic name used by the Hees family in Ireland was O hAodha, which means descendant of Aodha or descendant of Hugh.

Hees Early Origins



The surname Hees was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where this distinguished Irish family descended from the ancient Kings of Munster, and their territories were in the south western part of County Cork. Their ancient family seat was Aghamilly Castle in Pobble O'Hea.

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Hees Spelling Variations


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Hees Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages a name was spelt by scribes solely based on how it sounded, one's name could have been recorded many different ways during the life of its bearer. Numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hees family name. Variations found include O'Hea, Hea, Heas, Hees, O'Hear, Hayes, O'Hay, Hay and others.

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Hees Early History


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Hees Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hees research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1172 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hees Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hees Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hees 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



Many Irish families boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Hees family name:

Hees Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henr Hees, who arrived in America in 1764-1798
  • Jobs Hees, who landed in America in 1764-1798
  • Johannes Hees, who arrived in America in 1767

Hees Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Hees, who landed in America in 1854
  • Dirkje Van Hees, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Lukas Van Hees, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Neeltje Van Hees, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • A Katharina Hees, who landed in America in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hees (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hees (post 1700)



  • Jacob Hees, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1818-20, 1837
  • J. Leslie Hees, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912
  • Emmett D. Hees, American politician, Representative from New York 33rd District, 1908, 1910
  • George Harris Hees PC, OC (1910-1996), Canadian politician from Toronto

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    11. ...

    The Hees Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hees 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 12 November 2015 at 11:28.

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