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Irish Surnames H-J

A list of Irish surnames beginning with the letters H and J

Name Variants In Irish Location Origin
Hagan O’Hagan      
Healy O’Healy, Hely, O’Healihy Ó hÉildhe Ó hÉilaighthe Cork, Sligo, Tipperary Gaelic
Two families, Ó hÉildhe means "claimaint", and Ó hÉilaighthe means "ingenious".
Hennessey Hensey, Henchy Ó hAonghusa Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary Gaelic
Son of Aonghus or Angus. Not necessarily always the same ancestor.
Hickey   O hIcidhe Clare, Limerick, Tipperary. Gaelic
The name is derived from the Irish for "healer"
Higgins   Ó hUigin, Widespread Gaelic
Derived from the Irish "uigín" meaning "knowledge". Some are a branch of the Westmeath O’Neill family.
Hogan   Ó hÓgain, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary Gaelic
Derived from "Óg" which is Irish for "young". Some lines descend from the 10th century King of Ireland, Brian Boru.
Jennings   MacSheóinín West of Ireland Norman
Means "son of little John", the John in question was a member of the Burke (DeBurgo) family.
Jorden   Mac Siurtáin Scattered Gaelic
An Anglicisation of the surname Mac Siurtáin. As a first name, it’s a Hebrew place name (River Jordan), meaning "flowing down".
Joyce   Ó Seoighe Galway, the West of Ireland Norman
Derived from the French personal name Joie or Joy.

What Others Say

  1. HARTY Jul 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I need the irish surname of the following HARTY, THOMPSON, KENNETH

  2. TJH Aug 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    My surname is Harte which is anglicised from O’Airt but neither are on this website.  According to my late grandfather it is definitely an Irish surname, he and at least his father was born and bred in Co. Clare.  Any idea?

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