Haughey family coat of arms
|Meaning||A mounted knight, a horseman (Descendant of Eochaidh)|
|Region of origin||Ireland|
|Language(s) of origin||Gaeilge|
|Related names||Hoey, McCaughey|
Haughey (Irish: Ó hEochaidh) is a distinguished 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
- Sharon Haughey, Former Lord Mayor
- Paul C. Haughey
- Maureen Haughey
- Chris Haughey
- Tom Haughey
- Matthew Haughey
- Pádraig Haughey
- Seán Ó hEochaidh
- Haughey (TV series), a series broadcast by RTÉ in 2005 about Charles Haughey
- Haughey's Fort
- Kings of Ulster
- Dál Fiatach
- Irish nobility
- Byrne, Francis John (1973). Irish Kings and High-Kings. University of Michigan: Batsford. p. 127.
- Walsh, Dennis. "The Kingdom of Ulster".
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