Last name: HEANEY

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HEANEY : This last name is indexed 18,009 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HEANEY : Irish:: 1: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉanna and Ó hÉinne ‘descendant of Éanna’ a very common personal name of uncertain meaning. It was borne by various early Christian saints most notably Saint Éanna of Aran. The name has been erroneously understood as containing the element éan ‘bird’ and as a result the surname was sometimes Anglicized as Bird.2: in Ulster this name is almost certainly derived from Ó hÉinigh (earlier Ó hÉignigh); see Heagney.

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