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Where did the Irish Doner family come from? What is the Irish Doner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Doner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Doner family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Doner originally appeared in Gaelic as O Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.
The general population of Ireland, like those of Europe and Britain during the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Doner some of these variations included: Donoghue, Donaghoe, Donaho, Donahoe, Donough, Donahue, Donahow, Doneghoe, Donehue, Donighue, Donohoe,Donahugh, Donohough, Donohow, Donohue, Donaughue, O'Donoghue, Dunphy, Donaghie, Donaghy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doner research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1640, 1811, 1812, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Doner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of Doner or one of its variants:
Doner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Doner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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