A list of Irish surnames beginning with the letters H and J
Variant: O’Healy, Hely, O’Healihy
In Irish: Ó hÉildhe Ó hÉilaighthe
Found in: Cork, Sligo, Tipperary
Two families, Ó hÉildhe means “claimaint”, and Ó hÉilaighthe means “ingenious”.
Variant: Hensey, Henchy
In Irish: Ó hAonghusa
Found in: Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary
Son of Aonghus or Angus. Not necessarily always the same ancestor.
In Irish: O hIcidhe
Found in: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary.
The name is derived from the Irish for “healer”
In Irish: Ó hUigin,
Found in: Widespread
Derived from the Irish “uigín” meaning “knowledge”. Some are a branch of the Westmeath O’Neill family.
In Irish: Ó hÓgain,
Found in: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
Derived from “Óg” which is Irish for “young”. Some lines descend from the 10th century King of Ireland, Brian Boru.
In Irish: MacSheóinín
Found in: West of Ireland
Means “son of little John”, the John in question was a member of the Burke (DeBurgo) family.
In Irish: Mac Siurtáin
Found in: Scattered
An Anglicisation of the surname Mac Siurtáin. As a first name, it’s a Hebrew place name (River Jordan), meaning “flowing down”.
In Irish: Ó Seoighe
Found in: Galway, the West of Ireland
Derived from the French personal name Joie or Joy.
Posted: August 14, 2008 | Updated: July 17, 2014 by Katherine Nolan | Image Credits