Devenney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Devenney family

The surname Devenney was first found in Ulster and Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). From each of these regions comes a distinct Irish sept, although they have come to share the Anglicized name Devenney. The name is rather rare compared to many of the Irish surnames, but of interest today is the Devanney Site, an archaeological site in the southwestern part of the state of Ohio, which appears to have been occupied periodically for thousands of years. How the place was so named is unknown. However, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Early History of the Devenney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devenney research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1665, 1659, 1582 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Devenney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Devenney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Devany, Devany, Devanney, Devanny, O'Duvany, O'Dovany, O'Deveney, O'Devenny and many more.

Early Notables of the Devenney family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Cornelius O'Devany, Bishop of Down and Connor from 1582-1612. He was a Catholic martyr, twice arrested and held in Dublin Castle, whose capture, torture, and execution are described in the "Four...
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United States Devenney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Devenney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh, Daniel, John, Michael, Samuel, Thomas, and William Devenney, all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870

Canada Devenney migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Devenney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Devenney, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Devenney (post 1700) +

  • Cornelius Devenney, American politician, Mayor of Bellmawr, New Jersey, 1955 [1]
  • Brendan Devenney, former Irish Gaelic footballer
  • The Revd. Dave Devenney, Scottish Church of Scotland Royal Navy Chaplain
  • Maurice Devenney (b. 1958), British politician, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Foyle (2014-2015), Mayor of Londonderry (2011-2012)
  • Michael Paul Devenney (b. 1980), retired English professional footballer
  • Mary Jo Devenney, Hollywood Sound Department specialist, best known for her work on Dances with Wolves (1990), State of Play (2009) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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