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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."

Hefley Early Origins



The surname Hefley 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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Hefley Spelling Variations


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Hefley 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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Hefley Early History


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Hefley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hefley research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1775, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Hefley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hefley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hefley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hefley 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:

Hefley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshans Carol Hefley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hefley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hefley (post 1700)



  • Joel M. Hefley (b. 1935), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1977-78; Member of Colorado State Senate, 1979-86; U.S. Representative from Colorado 5th District, 1987-2007
  • Herald Hefley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Dallas County, 1950
  • H. R. Hefley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 17th District, 1948

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Hefley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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    The Hefley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hefley 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 11:31.

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