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Where did the Irish Dunahoo family come from? What is the Irish Dunahoo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dunahoo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dunahoo family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Dunahoo originally appeared in Gaelic as O Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.
Many variations of the name Dunahoo were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Dunahoo found include 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 Dunahoo research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1640, 1811, 1812, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Dunahoo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunahoo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Dunahoo, or one of its variants: Bridget Donaghue who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1850; along with Catherine, Charles, Dennis, Ellen, John, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Thomas, and many many more who settled in Philadelphia, and New York State..
The Dunahoo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunahoo 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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