personal name derived from the word "os," meaning "deer." Others suggest that the name came from Oisín, a poet and warrior of the fianna in Irish mythology.
Early Origins of the O'Hession family
Connacht, where the name has long been found. The name Ó hOisín occurred in all the Irish provinces save Ulster in 11th and 12th century Annals. Hugh O'Hession was the first Archbishop of Tuam, Co. Galway (1152-1161).The family is primarily associated with North and East Galway and South Mayo. Some Anglicized their name to Usher, thus confusing it with the more common Ushers of Norman descent. The Hishon form of this name was found in County Tipperary.CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
Early History of the O'Hession family
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O'Hession Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Hession, Hession, Hussian, Hishon, O Hoisin and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Hession family (pre 1700)
Dublin castle in 1307, but who died later in England. Henry Ussher (c. 1550-1613) was an Irish Protestant churchman, a founder of Trinity College, Dublin. Reverend James Ussher (1581-1656) was the Archbishop of Armagh, a churchman and...
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Migration of the O'Hession family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Hishon, who came to Toronto in 1844; Michael Hession, who died enroute to Quebec, Canada, in 1847; Patrick Hession, who settled in New York in 1850.
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