The old Gaelic name used by the Heese family in Ireland
was O hAodha, which means descendant of Aodha or descendant of Hugh.
Early Origins of the Heese family
The surname Heese 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.
Early History of the Heese family
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Heese Spelling Variations
Many variations of the name Heese were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Heese found include O'Hea, Hea, Heas, Hees, O'Hear, Hayes, O'Hay, Hay and others.
Early Notables of the Heese family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heese family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Heese Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- A H Heese, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842