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Origin and popularity of the name HEANEY

Origin

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.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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