Spelling variations of this family name include: Hickey, Hickie, O'Hickey, O'Hickie, Hicky and others.
First found in county Clare where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Hickey settled in Boston in 1768; Catharine Hickey settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; Daniel, Denis, Edward, James, John, Lawrence, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Hickey arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1855. In Newfoundland, William Hickey settled in St. John's in 1755.
Motto: Honor virtutis praemium.
Motto Translated: Honor is the reward of virtue.