Family name

Haughey family coat of arms
Pronunciation Haw-hee/ How-ee
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 an Irish surname. 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.[1] 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.[2]

Notable bearers of the surname include:

See also


  1. Byrne, Francis John (1973). Irish Kings and High-Kings. University of Michigan: Batsford. p. 127.
  2. Walsh, Dennis. "The Kingdom of Ulster".
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