A Letter from Ireland:

The Irish Surname Hanvey



Hanvey comes from the Irish Ó hAinbhith – from the Irish for “storm” – a descriptive name. The name is found in a number of counties – including Counties Meath and Cork. But the main sept were from Counties Armagh and Down – where the name is still prevalent today.

If you would like to add what you know about the Hanvey surname, tell the story of your Hanvey family OR ask a question – please do so below in the comments section.

Remember – at Your Irish Heritage we consider an “Irish Surname” to be one that belongs in your family. It may belong to an ancestor who lived in Ireland at one stage. We consider old Gaelic, Viking, Norman and planter names to be all Irish – if they fit this criteria.

  • DOLORES HOST says:

    I,m looking for any Hanvey info.I know my gr gr grandfather came from Ireland he was a apprentis at a bakery,There was a william Hanvey who started the deaf mute society in Ireland in the mid to late 1800,s He also had a brother Hugh.My gr grandfather was there father,I,d love to know if there was any royality in my Hanvey family.thank you

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