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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Henney originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEighnigh.

Henney Early Origins



The surname Henney was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Henney Spelling Variations


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Henney Spelling Variations



Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Henney were found in the archives researched. These included Heaney, Heany, Hegney, Hegeany, Heagney, Heeney and others.

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Henney Early History


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Henney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henney research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Henney 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 left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Henney or a variant listed above:

Henney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Henney, aged 18, landed in Pennsylvania in 1779

Henney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Henney, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Peter Henney, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • John Henney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henney (post 1700)



  • William Franklin Henney (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, 1904-08; Member of Republican National Committee from Connecticut, 1913-16
  • P. J. Henney, American Democrat politician, Burgess of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, 1933-37; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 45th District, 1937-40
  • Charles William Francis Henney (1884-1969), American Democrat politician, Physician; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1933-35; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940, 1944
  • Katie Henney (b. 1993), American child actress, best known for her role as Elizabeth Cole in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005)
  • Jane Ellen Henney (b. 1947), American physician, the first woman to serve as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Charles William Francis Henney (1884-1969), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1933 to 1935)
  • Dagmar Renate Kirchner Henney (b. 1931), German-born, American mathematician
  • Daniel Phillip Henney (b. 1979), American actor and model

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. 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).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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    The Henney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henney 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 7 October 2015 at 13:23.

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