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Family name
Haughey family coat of arms.jpg
Haughey family coat of arms
Pronunciation Haw-hee/How-ee
Meaning A mounted knight, a horseman (Descendant of Eochaidh)
Region of origin Ireland
Language(s) of origin Gaeilge
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.[1] 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.[2]

Notable bearers of the surname include:

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  1. ^ Byrne, Francis John (1973). Irish Kings and High-Kings. University of Michigan: Batsford. p. 127. 
  2. ^ Walsh, Dennis. "The Kingdom of Ulster". 

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