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The surname Hickey is one of the most ancient Irish surnames (O hIcidhe or O'Caigh "descendent of the healer"), with the clan holding the position of court physicians to the powerful O'Brien royal family of Thomond. This ancient Irish family claims to be descended from Heber, a son of Milesius, King of the Gauls who colonized Ireland many centuries before the Christian era.

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Patricia Bennett

My father's name was John Francis Hickey, Jr. He was a jockey, horse trainer, had a New York radio show playing piano, and fought in WW ll. He met my mother in Germany, and married her. Both are deceased. He got stationed in Augusta, Ga in 1959. We lived here ever since. I'm not sure about ancestors, except most were living in New Jersey. A story my grandfather told me, was that 2 brothers in his ancestry came to the states from Ireland. One became a bar owner, the other became a catholic priest. My father's mother died in child birth when he was 2 years old. My grandfather, John F Hickey, Sr. married Pauline (nee unknown)after that. He was in the navy, then worked and retired from the railroad. My father and mother were the only children in their immediate families. There was never much talk about family history, so I don't have much legacy to pass to my two sons.

kathryn anny

sorry my first message is wrong it should read Thomas joseph Hickey abt 1858 from Kilkenny tipperary, ireland immigration date 28 march 1881 ship Devon sponsor James ODonnell we think he had a brother Dennis Who came out later he"s parents we think are Michael Hickey and Kathleen last name unknown Thomas Hickey married Annie Hegarty in Australia her parents are Edward or(Edmund)Hegarty and Mary Anne Wade from waterford ireland they immigrated in 1840 sometime

kathy canny

my great grandfather THOMAS JOSEPH HICKEY born abt1858/ came from Tipperary Ireland immigrated to Australia 28 march 1881 ship Devon sponsor names was James ODonnell he's Father was Edward (Edmund) abt 1827 to 1907 Mungally waterford ireland married to Mary Anne Wade abt 1829 Dungarvan waterford ireland not sure when they immigrated to australia it was after there son we dont no much about thomas hickeys family not sure if he had brothers sisters aunts uncles would love to find out cheers kathy


My Great Great Grandparents, James and Honora (Taylor) Hickey, died (about 3 months apart) in 1846 in County Clare during the potato famine, leaving five children homeless. David, the oldest, came to America and worked to save money for his siblings to come. John, 13 and Thomas, 6 went to Scotland to tend sheep for $25. I do not know the name of the family that they worked for, nor who took in the two youngest, Catherine, about 2 or 3 and Margaret about 1. They were Catholics and maybe the church helped them, but I cannot find anything about that time before they came to America.

Margaret Hickey

My Fathers name was Edward Hickey he was born in wellington street Dublin north around 1930 he died in 1962 in birmingham England his wifes name was sarah Devoy she came from Dublin north I don't know my grandparents names on my fathers side any help with birth records or any thing I would be very grateful thank you

Katharine Banks Pasch

My precious grandmother on my mother’s side’ mother was named Catherine (not sure if this is correct spelling - there are five following her, including me, many spelled differently) Hickey (Blanchard married name to Franklin Blanchard, Savannah, GA.) She was from somewhere in Ireland. I do not know how they met. She died during the birth of Grandma’s baby sister. Grandma was born in 1886, Katherine Blanchard (Simmons - June 1906 marriage to Henry Hull Simmons, son of the Honorable T. E. Simmons, American Ambassador to Germany.) I believe Catherine Hickey was from County Cork, Ireland, but not sure. She was buried in Savannah, GA, but I do not remember the location of her burial plot. Would love to hear more on her and her ancestors.


Johanna Hickey, widow from Mallow Co. Cork, in 1825, came to Ontario, Canada with her six children. We believe she is closely associated with the Flaherty family. She came on the Ship Star with the Peter Robinson Settlers and settled on a farm in Ennismore Township in Peterborough Co. Ontario, Canada. Her children were John my ancestor,James, Patrick, Mary, Thomas and Michael. John Hickey married Bridget Hennessey, Dau of another PR Settler, Thomas Hennessey and Ann Carroll. Thomas Hennessey was killed by being kicked by a horse about 1829. Ann then married Patrick Flaherty .


My great great grandfather Richard Hickey came from Ireland to Canada . He was born around 1815-16. It has been said that he was from the county of Cork. But possibly he came from Waterfordor he just left through that port. His wife was Alice Filliter spelling also Filleter,Feliter. She came from Waterford. We dont know if they were married in Ireland or not. Any help with birth records or anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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