Hickey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Hickey is O hIcidhe, which is derived from the word "iceadh," which refers to a "physician" or "healer."

Early Origins of the Hickey family

The surname Hickey was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Hickey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hickey research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1014 is included under the topic Early Hickey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hickey Spelling Variations

Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Hickey that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are Hickey, Hickie, O'Hickey, O'Hickie, Hicky and others.

Early Notables of the Hickey family (pre 1700)

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Hickey migration to the United States

Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Hickey:

Hickey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Hickey, who settled in Boston in 1768
  • Catharine Hickey, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
Hickey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Hickey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • William Hickey, who arrived in New York in 1823 [1]
  • Dennis Hickey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Richard Hickey, aged 26, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • Daniel Hickey, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hickey migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hickey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Hickey, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1755 [2]
  • Michael Hickey in Chapel's Cove, Newfoundland in 1782 [2]
  • Thomas Hickey in Harbour Main, Newfoundland in 1783 [2]
  • Mr. John Hickey U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. John Hickey Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hickey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Michael Hickey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1806
  • Mary Hickey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Ellen Hickey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Patrick Hickey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Daniel Hickey, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hickey migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hickey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Julia Hickey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]
  • Mary Hickey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]
  • Michael Hickey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]
  • Andrew Hickey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [5]
  • James Hickey, aged 26, a shepherd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hickey migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hickey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. E. Hickey, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Earl Durham" arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand in 1841 [7]
  • Mr. Michael Hickey, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [8]
  • Miss Johanna Hickey, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gipsey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th October 1854 [7]
  • Miss Jane Hickey, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gipsey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th October 1854 [7]
  • Thomas Hickey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hickey (post 1700)

  • William J. Hickey, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1922-24; Member of New York State Senate 48th District, 1925-32; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1936-43
  • William P. Hickey, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Ninth Suffolk District, 1923-24
  • William H. Hickey, American Democrat politician, Chair of Saratoga County Democratic Party, 1927-42; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936
  • William E. Hickey, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifteenth Suffolk District, 1905
  • William A. Hickey, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Barranquilla, 1924; Dundee, 1926-29
  • Mrs. William Hickey, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from South Dakota, 1920
  • Vivian Hickey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000
  • W. S. Hickey, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1924
  • Tom Hickey (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Business owner; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1998
  • Tom Hickey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1988
  • ... (Another 71 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hickey family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Arthur W.  Hickey (1872-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [9]
  • Mr. Edward  Hickey (1885-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [9]
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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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  10. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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