Michael Hussey

1814–before 1866 (Age 52)
Tipperary, County Tipperary, Ireland

The Life of Michael

When Michael Hussey was born in 1814, in Tipperary, County Tipperary, Ireland, his father, John Hussey, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Geary, was 23. He married Honora Kelly on 30 December 1837, in County of the Cross of Tipperary, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died before 1866, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Michael Hussey
Honora Kelly
Marriage: 30 December 1837
John Hussey

Spouse and Children

30 December 1837
County of the Cross of Tipperary, Ireland


Parents and Siblings

    John Hussey


    Margaret Geary






    Catherine Hussey


    Eleanor Hussey


    Margaret Hussey


+1 More Child

World Events (2)


Age 25

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Age 31

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’; this was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh, also Anglicized as Oswell , Oswald .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Houssaye in Seine-Maritime, so called from a collective noun from Old French hous ‘holly’.3 English: nickname for a woman who was mistress of her own household, from Middle English husewif (a compound of Old English hūs ‘house’ + wīf ‘woman’). It was not until the 17th century that this word acquired pejorative connotations.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915
  • Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

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