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|The meaning of the name Hussey-Hussey:|
- 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.
|Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003|