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Hallissey

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Gender  Unisex
Language(s)  Irish
Language(s)  English
Word/Name  Ó hÁilgheasa
Meaning  "descendant of Áilgheas"
Cognate(s)  Hallessy, Hallisey, Hallisy, Hallissy, Hallisay, O Hallishy, O Hallyse

Hallissey is an English-language surname, derived from the Irish-language, and traditionally associated with the Irish counties of Cork and Kerry.

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Etymology

The name is derived from the Irish Ó hÁilgheasa, a patronym meaning "descendant of Áilgheas". The latter personal name is derived from the Irish áilgheas, meaning "eagerness". The modern Irish form of the name is Ó hÁileasa.

Cognates

Other English-language surnames cognate to Hallissey include Hallessy, Hallisey, Hallisy, Hallissy, Hallisay, O Hallishy, and O Hallyse.

Distribution

The surname Hallissey is traditionally found in County Cork and County Kerry, particularly in west Cork and south Kerry.

Hallisey

  • Laura Hallisey, a United States Curling champion.
  • Hallissey

  • Claire Hallissey, a British Olympic marathon runner.
  • Hallissey

  • Eric Hallissey, an Irish-German writer of erotic fiction.
  • Hallisay

  • Brian Hallisay, an American actor.
  • References

    Hallissey Wikipedia


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