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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Heney originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEighnigh.

Heney Early Origins



The surname Heney 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.

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Heney Spelling Variations


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Heney Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Heney family name include Heaney, Heany, Hegney, Hegeany, Heagney, Heeney and others.

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Heney Early History


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Heney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heney research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heney 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Heney:

Heney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Heney, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734

Heney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Heney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Thomas Heney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846

Heney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Josiah Heney U.E. (b. 1754) born in New Meadows, Maine, USA from Machias, Maine, USA who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia c. 1779, then Deer Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick in 1784 son of Archibald Heney he died in 1836, married to Anne Rigby they had 10 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Archibald Heney U.E. (b. 1732) born in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland from Magebaggadeuse River, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Deer Island, West Isle, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1821, married to Margaret Howard in 1754 they had 9 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Heney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Heney, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Janey Heney, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Bridget Heney, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • James Heney, aged 5, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • Margaret Heney, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heney (post 1700)



  • Francis Joseph Heney (b. 1859), American politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912; Progressive Candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Heney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heney 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.

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