Heflin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic personal name "ó hEamhthaigh." [1] 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."

Early Origins of the Heflin family

The surname Heflin was first found in the Athlone region, County Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster. Later some records of the family were found in Waterford and Cork. [1]

Early recorded instances of the name are rare, but there was a bearer recorded as a husbandman of Thisteinagh, in Couty Westmeath in 1601.

Early History of the Heflin family

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Heflin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heaphy, O'Heaphy, Heaphey, Heavey, O'Heavy, Heafy, O'Heafey, Heflin and many more.

Early Notables of the Heflin family (pre 1700)

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Heflin Ranking

In the United States, the name Heflin is the 4,112nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [2]

United States Heflin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heflin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernardo Heflin, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heflin (post 1700) +

  • Julia Dorn Heflin (1911-2007), American journalist, a theatre producer and a teacher
  • James Milton Heflin Jr. (b. 1943), American retired NASA official, former associate director for technical activities at Johnson Space Center in Houston
  • Bronson Wayne Heflin (b. 1971), American former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1996 season
  • Robert Stell Heflin (1815-1901), American politician and legislator for the state of Georgia and Alabama
  • Vince Heflin (b. 1959), American former NFL football wide receiver who played from 1982 to 1986
  • Marta Heflin (1945-2013), American actress
  • Randolph Rutherford Heflin (1918-1999), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1945 through 1946
  • Joseph Paul "Joe" Heflin (b. 1952), American politician, Texas State Representative (2007-2011)
  • Mary Frances Heflin (1920-1994), American actress
  • James Thomas Heflin (1869-1951), nicknamed "Cotton Tom," American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama (1904-1920), 25th Secretary of State of Alabama (1903-1904)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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