O'Hosey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The O'Hosey surname in Ireland generally derives from the name of a Norman family, originally from the area of Houssaye in the Seine-Maritime region of Normandy. The name was sometimes converted into Gaelic as Ó hEodhusa, and from that, was re-Anglicized, occasionally into Oswell.
Early Origins of the O'Hosey family
The surname O'Hosey was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster where bearers of the name acquire extensive lands near Dublin from Hugo de Lacy. The name had first come from Normandy to England, where a family held a family seat at Kent where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy.
Early History of the O'Hosey family
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O'Hosey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Hosey, Ohosey, Hussey, Hosey, Oswell and others.
Early Notables of the O'Hosey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Hosey family to Ireland
Some of the O'Hosey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the O'Hosey family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bryan Hosey, who came to Maryland in 1679; Patrick Hosey, who arrived in America from Ireland in 1740; Patrick Hosey, who came to Ottawa, Ontario in 1829.