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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. 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.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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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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