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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. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. 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.
    3. 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).
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. 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).
    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. 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).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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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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