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 Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|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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