If you are conducting some Hennessy family history research then you can view the Hennessy coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Hennessy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Hennessy in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic Sept
O'hAonghusa which means
'a descendant of Aonghus'.
There were a number of Septs
located in Counties Dublin, Cork,
Meath and Offaly. The name is
now most prevalent in the
Province of Munster.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Arrows/Arrow-Heads||Often symbolizing military readiness|
|Stag/Buck/Deer||Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony|
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