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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Henesy originally appeared in Gaelic as O hAonghusa, which means "descendant of Angus."

Henesy Early Origins



The surname Henesy was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Henesy Spelling Variations


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Henesy Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Henesy were encountered in the archives: Hennessey, Henasey, Henasay, Henchy, Henchey, Henchie, Hinchy, Hinchey, Hinchie, Henesey, Henessy, Henesy, Hennesey and many more.

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Henesy Early History


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Henesy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henesy research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henesy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henesy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henesy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Henesy 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Henesy family came to North America quite early:

Henesy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Catherine Henesy, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Henesy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Henesy, who landed in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Richard Henesy, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858

Henesy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Henesy, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Mazzarlak, in 1902

Henesy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Henesy, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henesy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henesy (post 1700)



  • Darwin Henesy, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jefferson County, 1948

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The Henesy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henesy 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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