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The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Tuohy is O Tuathaigh, which is derived from tuathach, which means ruler.

Tuohy Early Origins



The surname Tuohy 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.

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Tuohy Spelling Variations


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Tuohy Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Tuohy revealed spelling variations, including 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.

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Tuohy Early History


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Tuohy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuohy research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1593 is included under the topic Early Tuohy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tuohy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tuohy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tuohy 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Tuohy to North America:

Tuohy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tuohy, who landed in America in 1807

Tuohy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Tuohy, aged 21, Irish convict from Limerick, who was transported aboard the "Arabian" in November 22nd, 1846, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Michael Tuohy, aged 38, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Denis Tuohy, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Patrick Tuohy, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • John Tuohy, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tuohy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martin Tuohy, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Ann Tuohy, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • James Tuohy, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Tuohy, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • John Tuohy, aged 39, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tuohy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tuohy (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Tuohy (1926-2009), American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
  • Leigh Anne Tuohy (b. 1960), American interior decorator and businesswoman featured in Michael Lewis's 2006 book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
  • Sean Tuohy (b. 1960), American retired basketball player, current sportscaster and businessman
  • Liam Tuohy (1933-2016), Irish footballer and manager
  • Patrick Tuohy (1894-1930), Irish portrait painter
  • Denis Tuohy (b. 1937), Irish television broadcaster, actor, newsreader, and journalist
  • Dan Tuohy (b. 1985), Irish international rugby player
  • Thomas "Tom" Tuohy CBE (1917-2008), English general manager who put out the fire in Britain's worst nuclear accident

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Tuohy Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Tuohy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tuohy 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.

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