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

Hennessy Early Origins



The surname Hennessy 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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Hennessy Spelling Variations


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Hennessy Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Hennessy are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Hennessey, Henasey, Henasay, Henchy, Henchey, Henchie, Hinchy, Hinchey, Hinchie, Henesey, Henessy, Henesy, Hennesey and many more.

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Hennessy Early History


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Hennessy Early History



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

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Hennessy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hennessy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hennessy 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hennessy or a variant listed above:

Hennessy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Hennessy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Cath Hennessy, aged 16, landed in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Hennessy, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Dennis, Edward, George, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Hennessy arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860
  • Mary Hennessy, aged 20, landed in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hennessy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Hennessy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Frances Hennessy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • John Hennessy, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Betsy Hennessy, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • Thomas Hennessy, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hennessy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hennessy, Irish convict from Clomenl, Ireland, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John Hennessy, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • William Hennessy, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Johanna Hennessy, aged 25, a dairy woman, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Mary Hennessy, aged 30, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hennessy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hennessy, aged 29, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Hennessy, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Hennessy, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Ellen Hennessy, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • John A. Hennessy, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennessy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hennessy (post 1700)



  • William A. Hennessy, American politician, Mayor of Joliet, Illinois, 1931-35
  • William Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • W. B. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940
  • Robert Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1936
  • Rhonda M. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • John A. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1894-95; National Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1896
  • Joseph P. Hennessy, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 21st District, 1901-02
  • James V. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • James P. Hennessy, American politician, Mayor of Joliet, Illinois, 1955-63
  • Frank J. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hennessy Historic Events


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Hennessy Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. David T Hennessy (b. 1924), Scottish Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Dundee, Angus, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. 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 Hennessy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennessy 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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