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

Hennessey Early Origins



The surname Hennessey 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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Hennessey Spelling Variations


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Hennessey Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Hennessey family name include Hennessey, Henasey, Henasay, Henchy, Henchey, Henchie, Hinchy, Hinchey, Hinchie, Henesey, Henessy, Henesy, Hennesey and many more.

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Hennessey Early History


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Hennessey Early History



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

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Hennessey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennessey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hennessey 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Hennessey to North America:

Hennessey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hennessey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828 [1]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)
  • Mary Hennessey, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]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)
  • William Hennessey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856 [1]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)
  • Edmund, Edward, James, Michael, Patrick and Robert Hennessey, who settled in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1870
  • Patrick Hennessey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1876 [1]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)

Hennessey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Hennessey, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • Mary Hennessey, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • Catherine Hennessey, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

Hennessey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hennessey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Antares" in 1881
  • Patrick Hennessey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Antares" in 1881
  • Martin Hennessey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Antares" in 1881
  • John Hennessey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Antares" in 1881
  • Thomas Hennessey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Antares" in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennessey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennessey (post 1700)



  • William I. Hennessey, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Seventh Suffolk District, 1923-24
  • William G. Hennessey (b. 1898), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 5th District, 1935-36
  • Thomas F. Hennessey, American politician, Mayor of Oswego, New York, 1915-16
  • Sean Hennessey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Richard T. Hennessey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • Patrick L. Hennessey (b. 1950), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2000; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004
  • Mathew Joseph Hennessey (1876-1970), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908, 1932
  • Mary L. Hennessey, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1942
  • John R. Hennessey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1870
  • John J. Hennessey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hennessey Historic Events


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Hennessey Historic Events




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Hennessey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennessey 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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