The old Gaelic name used by the O'Hay family in Ireland
was O hAodha, which means descendant of Aodha or descendant of Hugh.
Early Origins of the O'Hay family
The surname O'Hay was first found in County Cork
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where this distinguished Irish family descended from the ancient Kings of Munster, and their territories were in the south western part of County Cork
. Their ancient family seat
was Aghamilly Castle in Pobble O'Hea.
Early History of the O'Hay family
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O'Hay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: O'Hea, Hea, Heas, Hees, O'Hear, Hayes, O'Hay, Hay and others.
Early Notables of the O'Hay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Hay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick O'Hea, who arrived in New York in 1804; Felix O'Hear, who arrived in New York in 1804; as well as Patrick O'Hear, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..