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

Hennesey Early Origins



The surname Hennesey 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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Hennesey Spelling Variations


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Hennesey Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hennesey family name. Variations found include Hennessey, Henasey, Henasay, Henchy, Henchey, Henchie, Hinchy, Hinchey, Hinchie, Henesey, Henessy, Henesy, Hennesey and many more.

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Hennesey Early History


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Hennesey Early History



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

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Hennesey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennesey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hennesey 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 Hennesey:

Hennesey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hennesey who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874

Hennesey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hennesey, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
  • Michael Hennesey, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
  • Michael Hennesey, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"

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Hennesey Historic Events


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Hennesey Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frank Hennesey, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Hennesey Family Crest Products


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Hennesey Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Hennesey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennesey 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 22 August 2015 at 17:57.

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