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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish
Other Forms FormsFaughy, Faghy, Fahy, Foy

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh meaning "descendant of Fathadh", a given name derived from the Gaelic word fothadh "base, foundation".

This was sometimes mistakenly taken as the Gaelic word for "a green; a field", faithche, and consequently Anglicized as Green or Greene.
Added 3/6/2012 by SeaHorse15
Edited 12/29/2019 by LMS and SeaHorse15