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The Irish name Heneghan originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEanain," but sometimes is an abbreviated form of the surname Henagahn.

Heneghan Early Origins



The surname Heneghan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, and Offaly where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Heneghan Spelling Variations


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Heneghan Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Heneghan revealed many variations, including Heenan, Henaghan, Henehan, Heenon, Hanegan, Hannegan, Hanigan, Hannigan, Haneghan and many more.

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Heneghan Early History


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Heneghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heneghan research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Heneghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heneghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heneghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heneghan 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Heneghan: Dennis, James, John, Martin, Mathias, Michael, Patrick and Robert Heenan, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860; Mrs. Ellen Henegan settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heneghan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heneghan (post 1700)



  • John F. Heneghan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hartford, Connecticut, 1948-72 (acting, 1948-50)
  • Colin Heneghan (b. 1932), leader of the American mute rights movement
  • Roisin Heneghan, co-founder of Heneghan Peng, an Irish architecture firm
  • Steve Heneghan (b. 1980), Irish Motorcycle Road Racer
  • Elizabeth Heneghan, Canadian judge serving on the Federal Court of Canada
  • James Heneghan (b. 1930), English-born, Canadian Governor General's Award nominated author

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Heneghan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Heneghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heneghan 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 7 October 2015 at 13:17.

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