Tuohey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Tuohey is O Tuathaigh, which is derived from tuathach, which means ruler.
Early Origins of the Tuohey family
The surname Tuohey was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as a clann, and their chief was known as O'Tuathaigh (meaning ruler). They were amongst the many tribes of western Ireland, septs of the Hy Niall who were descended from King Niall of the Nine Hostages. King Niall was perhaps the most famous of all Irish Kings being responsible for harassing the Roman departure from England at the foot of the Alps.
Early History of the Tuohey family
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Tuohey Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations of the surname Tuohey can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Tuohy, Tuohey, Touhy, Touhey, Tooey, Tooy, Towey, Towy, Twoey, Twoy, Twohig, Toohey, Toohy,O'Tuohy, O'Tuohey, O'Touhy, O'Touhey, O'Tooey, O'Tooy, O'Towey, O'Towy, O'Twoey, O'Twoy, O'Twohig, O'Toohey and many more.
Early Notables of the Tuohey family
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| Tuohey migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Tuohey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Tuohey, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" 
- Mary Tuohey, aged 20, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"