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."
Early Origins of the Hennesey family
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.
Early History of the Hennesey family
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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.
Early Notables of the Hennesey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hennesey family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
- Michael Hennesey, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
- Michael Hennesey, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1858.shtml.
Historic Events for the Hennesey family
- Mr. Frank Hennesey, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/