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The Irish surname Honour was, in most instances, an Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic O hEoghanain; however, it is also thought to have derived from O hUaithnin, sharing the same origin as Honeen, and O'Huonyn.

Honour Early Origins



The surname Honour was first found in the ancient territory of Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.

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Honour Spelling Variations


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Honour Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Honan, O'Honan, Honeen, Honyn, O'Honounne and many more.

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Honour Early History


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Honour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honour research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1699 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Honour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Honour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Honour Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Honour 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Honour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Honour, who landed in Virginia in 1723

Honour Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Honour, aged 48, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • John Honour, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • William Honour, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Honour Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Honour, aged 31, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Emma Honour, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Emma A. Honour, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Walter H. Honour, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Honour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Honour (post 1700)



  • Hugh Honour FRSL (1927-2016), British art historian

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec timeo nec sperno
Motto Translation: I neither fear nor despise.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Honour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Honour 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 30 May 2016 at 15:02.

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