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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 [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)
  • Cath Hennessy, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1854 [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)
  • Thomas Hennessy, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1854 [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)
  • Dennis, Edward, George, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Hennessy, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860
  • Mary Hennessy, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1864 [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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Betsy Hennessy, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • Thomas Hennessy, aged 40, who 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 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.
  • Johanna Hennessy, aged 25, a dairy woman, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.
  • Mary Hennessy, aged 30, a domestic servant, who 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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Hennessy, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Hennessy, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Ellen Hennessy, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • John A. Hennessy, aged 1, who 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)



  • Jeffrey Hennessy (1929-2015), United States trampolining team coach from 1964 to 1980
  • Joshua Hennessy (b. 1985), American professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Larry Hennessy (1929-2008), American NBA basketball player
  • David C. Hennessy (1858-1890), American police chief in New Orleans, Louisiana who was assassinated in 1890, the subsequent trial led to a not guilty verdict causing a mob to rush the prison and lynch 11 of the 19 Italians accused, which later became the subject of the movie Vendetta (1999)
  • Frank J. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916, 1928; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1937-51 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank H. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1942 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel J. Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State Senate 10th District, 1889-92 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles O'Connor Hennessy (b. 1860), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1912-13; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Bergen County, 1914-16 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles E. Hennessy, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carol Hennessy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1998 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  11. ...

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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