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

Kehoe Early Origins



The surname Kehoe 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.

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Kehoe Spelling Variations


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Kehoe Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Kehoe that are preserved in archival documents are Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

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Kehoe Early History


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Kehoe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kehoe research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1653, 1725, 1798, 1828, 1893, 1534, 1653, 1725 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Kehoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kehoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kehoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kehoe 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Kehoe name:

Kehoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Kehoe, aged 28, landed in New York in 1812
  • John Kehoe, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joseph Kehoe, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Judith Kehoe, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Mary Kehoe, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kehoe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Kehoe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • James Kehoe, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • William Kehoe, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Kehoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Kehoe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Judith Kehoe, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • Mary Kehoe, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Patrick Kehoe, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Frank Kehoe, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kehoe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Kehoe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Martha Kehoe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kehoe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kehoe (post 1700)



  • Patrick W. Kehoe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004, 2008
  • Mortimer Kehoe, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Essex County, 1924, 1926
  • Patrick E. Kehoe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • Matthew J. Kehoe (b. 1924), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1972 ; Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 38th Circuit, 1978
  • Martin J. Kehoe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932
  • Louis J. Kehoe, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1930
  • L. Paul Kehoe, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 129th District, 1979-80
  • Joseph W. Kehoe (b. 1890), American Democrat politician, Lawyer
  • Joseph F. Kehoe, American politician, Member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1945
  • John D. Kehoe, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1944-54; Secretary of Wisconsin Democratic Party, 1954
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kehoe Historic Events


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Kehoe Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Denis Kehoe, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Kehoe Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. 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).
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    The Kehoe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kehoe 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 25 October 2016 at 19:09.

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