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Where did the Irish Odonoghue family come from? What is the Irish Odonoghue family crest and coat of arms? When did the Odonoghue family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Odonoghue family history?

The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Odonoghue originally appeared in Gaelic as O Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.

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During the Middle Ages, exact spellings for people's name did not exist. It was up to the literate scribe that was recording a person's name to decide how to spell his name. Names, therefore, often had many spelling variations. The variations of the name Odonoghue 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.

First found in County Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Odonoghue research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1640, 1811, 1812, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Odonoghue History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Odonoghue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of Irish migration occurred during the 19th century as a direct result of English colonial rule and tight-fisted absentee landlords. Many of these Irish immigrants boarded passenger ships bound for North America. Those who migrated early enough were given land in either British North America or the United States; those who came in the late 19th century were typically employed in industrial centers as laborers. At whatever age they undertook the dangerous passage to North America, those Irish immigrants were essential to the speedy development of the two infant nations to which they arrived, whether they broke and settled land, helped build canals, bridges, and railroads, or produced products for consumer consumption. An examination of immigration and passenger lists has uncovered a large number of immigrants bearing the name Odonoghue or one of its variants:

Odonoghue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Bdgt. O'Donoghue, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Killarny, in 1900
  • Cornelius J. O'Donoghue, aged 22, who landed in America from Cork, Ireland, in 1907
  • Edmund O'Donoghue, aged 19, who settled in America from Newcastle, Ireland, in 1908
  • Denis O'Donoghue, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Raheenagh, Ireland, in 1909
  • Christine O'Donoghue, aged 24, who settled in America from Cork, Ireland, in 1912


Odonoghue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • D. O'Donoghue arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865
  • Alexander O'Donoghue arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Betty O'Donoghue arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Dan O'Donoghue arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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  • Neil O'Donoghue (b. 1953), American former NFL kicker
  • Sidney E. O'Donoghue, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Athens, 1922; Prague, 1924; U.S. Consul in Malta, 1926-29. Interment somewhere in Norfolk, Connecticut
  • Peter J. O'Donoghue, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 11th District; Elected 2001
  • Michael O'Donoghue (1940-1994), Irish-American comedian, writer and occasional performer for Saturday Night Live
  • David James O'Donoghue, Irish author of "The Poets of Ireland"
  • Patrick O'Donoghue (b. 1934), Irish-born current Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Lancaster in England
  • Martin O'Donoghue (b. 1933), Irish economist and Fianna Fáil politician
  • John O'Donoghue (b. 1956), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, former cabinet minister and current Speaker of the House
  • Florence O'Donoghue (1895-1967), Irish historian and intelligence specialist
  • Daniel O'Donoghue (d. 1889), Irish politician

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The Odonoghue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Odonoghue 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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