The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Heggarty is "O hEigceartaigh," which is derived from the word "eigceartach," which means "unjust."
Early Origins of the Heggarty family
The surname Heggarty was first found in County Londonderry
(Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Heggarty family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heggarty research.Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1715 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Heggarty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heggarty Spelling Variations
One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname Heggarty were found in the many archives researched. These included Hegarty, Hegerty, Heggarty, O'Hegarty and others.
Early Notables of the Heggarty family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family name at this time was Lt.Col. Hegarty, Lally's Regiment who for his efforts was acknowledged by King Louis XV of France; Peter O'Hegarty, Governor of the Isle... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heggarty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heggarty family to the New World and Oceana
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 Heggarty family name:
Heggarty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Heggarty, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1834 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Heggarty Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec flectitur nec mutant
Motto Translation: They neither bend nor change.
Heggarty Family Crest Products
- ^ 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)