Danahey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the name Danahey are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the personal name Dennis. Danahey is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Danahey was first established in Lancashire, prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Danahey family

The surname Danahey was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Danahey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danahey research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Danahey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danahey Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Danahey has been written Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.

Early Notables of the Danahey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Danahey family to Ireland

Some of the Danahey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danahey migration to the United States

Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Danahey:

Danahey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Denis Danahey, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]
Danahey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Kate Danahey, aged 20, originally from Sneem, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Cymric" from Queenstown, Ireland [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Danahey (post 1700)

  • Cornelius James Danahey (1856-1928), American-born Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Canterbury (1891–1894)

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y2-26B : 6 December 2014), Denis Danahey, 25 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF5K-P49 : 6 December 2014), Kate Danahey, 04 May 1903; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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