Last name: Healy

This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any of the places called "Healey" in Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire. Early recordings of the placename include "Hayleg" and "Helei" in Lancashire, "Heley" in Northumberland, and "Helagh" or "Helay" in Yorkshire. All the places share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the high clearing or wood", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "heah", high, with "leah", thin wood, glade, clearing in a wood. Locational surnames were mostly acquired by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. The modern surname can be found as Healey, Healy, Heeley and Heely. In some cases, the name may be Irish in origin, from the Anglicized forms of either of the Gaelic names "O'hEilidhe", descendant of the claimant, or "O'hEalaighthe", descendant of the ingenious one. The marriage of John Healy and Jeane Wood was recorded at St. Katherine-by-the-Tower, London, on January 5th 1681. One, Richard Healy, married Anne Long at the Holy Rosary Church, Limerick, on September 3rd 1963. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Philip de Heleye, which was dated 1275, The Norfolk Hundred Rolls, during the reign of King Edward 1, "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Oliver Heley

Is Heley of the same root?

Susan Christensen

My HEALYs came from Breandrum(Peyton), Mohill, Co. Leitrim to the US in the early 1800s.

the irish coat of arms is 3 wild boars with " the wise men will rule the stars" ,,as the logo

Im pretty certain the irish Healys never had a coat of arms!!!

J Healy
Why do you say that?

Andrew Healy
The Healy coat of arms has the heads of three wild boar in a vertical format facing left (white) on a saxon blue shield, above the shield a lion & crown.

I think my ancestors were from sligo. my grandfather has a coat of arms of healey/healy in his house.

francis neri
i think the same i found a coper crest in his house hand panted and on back marked he is neri come from healy

Ingenious or ingeneous but hopefully not ingenuous !!!

J Healy
Stasia - thanks for your addition to the record. I would just correct one item on your otherwise excellent post. The Munster Healys (√Čalaithe) is derived from "ingenious". :)

Sorry Ive got mine wrong! My Grandfather was Patrick Healy serving in the royal artillery. But his Brother Daniel Healy disappeared to no one knows where - Family was from Cork. Their father ( Great Granfather) was a gardener on the Earl of Corks estate. My Grandfather Patrick was probably born around 1870 ish. My fathers nickname was Tim - because all Healys were nick named TIM in the 1920s and 1930s - which you probably knew.

Tim Healy
My name is Tim Healy born in Scotland.My great grandfather was from Sligo, John Healy, My grandfather was Patrick Healy, My father is Peter Healy.

My Granfather Daniel Healy was stationed at Plymouth with the Royal Artillery and my father born on the barracks in 1910 - but i know no more

david gibson
hello did any of your Healy family marry into the Gibson family from Sligo i have my great aunt Susan Gibson marrying a Michael Healy his father was William. Michael and Susan lived in Plymouth .

Cecelia Welch
I'm working with FamilySearch Research Assistance. I sent you a letter re your Healy research but doesn't work any more. Please let us know how to contact you.

My great grandfather was Archibald Balfour Healy, born 1896, and his father was Patrick healy born 1870 in Dumbartonshire. I think. Id love to know more, just not sure where to go from here without spending a ton of money.

John E Healy
Look in the Irish census 1901 or 1911 .It's free from the Irish Government site .My father .grandfather and great Grandfather came from Nr Lisselton County Kerry . All born in the same house and my cousin still farms there . Good hunting .John Healy London

sorry that was Crownhill, Whitleigh

Hi Sam where a bouts in Plymouth, that's also my place of birth, cornhill

Edwina Fitzpatrick
My name is Edwina Fitzpatrick nee Healy My Father was from The Faythe, Wexford Town Co. Wexford and I believe he was one of about 14 His name was Peter and His father's name was Lawrence and his mother was Anastasa Sinnott

sam healy
hi my name is sam healy my family eriganate from ireland and then they moved to scottland and then to london i was born in plymouth afther my dad moved here from london my grandad is tomas healy my dad is domanic healy and i am sam healy are any of you related to any one with these names thanks sam

ade healy
im a healy by marriage ...... my inlaws were gormans before being healys

I was married to a Healy, My two sons are Healy there grandfather comes from cork and grand mother from Mayo