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Hughey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Hughey originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEochaidh" or "Mac Eochaidh," derived from an Irish personal name "Eachaidh," meaning a "horseman."

Early Origins of the Hughey family


The surname Hughey was first found in Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times at Ballymackeogh, and were descended from the MacKeoghs who in turn were descended from their eponymous ancestor Eochaidh O'Kelly one of the ancient Kings of Ui Maine.

Early History of the Hughey family


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Hughey Spelling Variations


Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Hughey family name. Variations found include Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

Early Notables of the Hughey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hughey family to the New World and Oceana


During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Hughey family in North America:

Hughey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Hughey, who arrived in America in 1833 [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)

Hughey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Hughey, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1908
  • John Hughey, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1908
  • William E. Hughey, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Samuel Hughey, aged 20, who landed in America from Lisburn, Ireland, in 1911
  • Daniel William Hughey, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hughey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Hughey, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Catharine Hughey, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Ms. Ellen Hughey, aged 18 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  • Mr. Jeremiah Hughey who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

Hughey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • George Malcolm Hughey, aged 27, who emigrated to Kamloops, Canada, in 1918

Hughey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Hughey, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Hughey, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Hughey, aged 37, a mason, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Marianne Hughey, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Hughey (post 1700)


  • John Hughey (1933-2007), American musician, inducted into the Pedal Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
  • Barbara Kay Hughey (b. 1936), birth name of Barbara Kay Roberts, an American politician, the 34th Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995
  • John P. Hughey (1836-1900), American Union Army officer in the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor
  • James "Jim" Ulysses Hughey (1869-1945), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers (1891-1900)

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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

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