Healy (surname)

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The English-language surname Healy is in used by three separate ancestral lines of people from Ireland.

When Irish people began to anglicise their names, two separate clans adopted the English-language surname of "Healy". There was the Ó hÉilidhe clan from Connaught and the Ó hÉalaighthe clan from Munster.

Many different spellings of the surname exist including Haly, Haley, Haily, Healey, Hely, O'Healey, O'Haly and many more.

Notable people with the surname Healy[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Benjamin Healy in the film Problem Child, Junior's Dad
  • Wendy Healy in the novel and TV series Lipstick Jungle
  • Erin Healy in the novel series Double Trouble, Michelle's twin
  • Michelle Healy in the novel series Double Trouble, Erin's twin

See also[edit]