Hussey Family History
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Hussey Name Meaning
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. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Houssaye in Seine-Maritime, so called from a collective noun from Old French hous ‘holly’. English: nickname for a woman who was mistress of her own household, from Middle English husewif (a compound of Old English hus ‘house’ + wif ‘woman’). It was not until the 17th century that this word acquired pejorative connotations.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press