name Hennelly comes from the family having resided in one of the settlements called Henley in Oxfordshire
, and Warwickshire
. The surname Hennelly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hennelly family
The surname Hennelly was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Henley, the main line of the family producing the Barons Henley, the Earls of Northington, the Barons Ongley and many other knightly branches.
Early History of the Hennelly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hennelly research.Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1612, 1696 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Hennelly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hennelly Spelling Variations
Hennelly has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Henley, Henlee, Henleigh, Henlie, Henly, Hendleigh, Hendley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Henelly and many more.
Early Notables of the Hennelly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hennelly family to Ireland
Some of the Hennelly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hennelly family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hennellys to arrive on North American shores:
Hennelly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew Hennelly, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1812 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)
Hennelly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Mary Hennelly, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Araminta" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hennelly (post 1700)
- Kevin Hennelly, American screenwriter for the film The Mad
- Denis Henry Hennelly, American co-producer of the film Beef and director of the film Bold Native
- Edward J. Hennelly, American Republican politician, Chair of Aiken County Republican Party, 1972-73 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html