Healey Family Crest
The Irish surname Healey, also found in England, is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó hÉilidhe meaning “descendant of the claimant,” from éilidhe meaning “claimant,” or of the Gaelic name Ó hÉalaighthe “descendant of Éaladhach,” a personal name from ealadhach meaning “ingenious.” The name is first recorded in county Sligo in the western province of Connaught. Today the name is found in counties Cork, Kerry and Galway. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1645 when William Healey arrived in Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 10,000 bearers of the name Healey living in the US.
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