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Pronunciation  Haw-hee/How-ee
Language(s) of origin  Gaeilge
Region of origin  Ireland
Meaning  A mounted knight, a horseman (Descendant of Eochaidh)
Related names  McCaughey, McGaughey, McKeogh, Keogh, Kehoe, Haffey, Hoey, Hoy, Hay, Haugh, Hough, Haughn, Hughey, Huey, Hawkins

Haughey (Irish: Ó hEochaidh) is an Irish surname of noble origins. Spelling variations include: Hoey, McCaughey and McKeogh, among others. Modern spelling comes from the original Ó hEochaidh.

The Haugheys are descendants of the ancient Dál Fiatach dynasty, rulers of Ulaid. They trace their descent from Fiatach Finn mac Dáire, a King of Ulster and High King of Ireland in the 1st century AD. In addition to a number of Scottish clans, as well as the British Royal Family (through the House of Dunkeld), their lineage extends to the Darini/Dáirine.

Notable bearers of the surname include:

  • Charles Haughey, Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland and President of the European Council
  • Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond
  • Sir William Haughey, Baron Haughey
  • Seán Haughey, Former Lord Mayor and Minister of State
  • Denis Haughey, Former Minister and MEP
  • Hon. Thomas Haughey, Former U.S. Representative
  • Clare Haughey, MSP
  • Mary Haughey, Baroness Ballyedmond
  • Sharon Haughey, Former Lord Mayor
  • Siobhan Haughey, Olympic athlete
  • Paul C. Haughey
  • Maureen Haughey
  • Chris Haughey
  • Tom Haughey
  • Matthew Haughey
  • Pádraig Haughey
  • Seán Ó hEochaidh
  • References

    Haughey Wikipedia

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