|The Heenan family name was first revealed in county Tipperary where they had been seated from ancient times.Many spelling variations were found and these differences in spellings frequently occured, even between father and son.Preference for the spelling variations usually arose from a division of the family, or for religious reasons, or sometimes for patriotic reasons.|
This surname originally in the Gaelic O hEain were believe to be descended from King Conn of the Hundred Battles, and descended to a small Irish Clann in the Roscrea district on the border of Offaly and Tipperary.By 1172 the Clann was affected by the Anglo Norman invasion of Strongbow and fractions moved to county Down.
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|The Heenan's of Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary|
Updated January 8, 2012