Danagher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Danagher family

The surname Danagher was first found in Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, and Kerry where they held a family seat. The first recorded instance of the name is of Donall O'Denaghie of Cloghlea, County Cork, a vestarius (keeper of the vestry) in 1585. According to Irish lore, bearers of this name were traditionally descended from Maoin, brother of Muircaertach Mor MacEarca, King of Ireland. Many Irish sept (clann) names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. Bearers of this name often changed Danagher to Dennehy, and Dennehy to Denny.

Early History of the Danagher family

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Danagher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dennehy, Denehy, O'Dennehy, O'Denehy, Denesy and many more.

Early Notables of the Danagher family (pre 1700)

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Australia Danagher migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Danagher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Danagher, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner" [1]


  1. ^ South Australia Passengerlists (Retrieved 10th November 2010). Retrieved from https://archives.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/documentstore/passengerlists/1855/GRG35_48_1_55-35_Glentanner.pdf


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