Davoran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

All Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Davoran is O Dabhoireann, or also Dubhdabhoireann, derived from the words dubh, which means black, and an da Bhoireann, which means of the two Burrens.

Early Origins of the Davoran family

The surname Davoran was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they have been anciently seated as Chiefs of their territory at Cahirmacneaghty. They were anciently a Dalcassian sept of Brehons (Judges or Lawyers) and came down to Clare from the north probably sometime before the 10th century to settle in their north Clare barony at Noughaval, wherein this distinguished sept had their own mortuary chapel within the Church of Noughaval.

Important Dates for the Davoran family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davoran research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1364, 1634, 1634, 1741 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Davoran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Davoran Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Davoran revealed spelling variations, including Davoren, O'Davoran, O'Davoren, Davoran, Devoren and many more.

Early Notables of the Davoran family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Gillananaev O'Davoren, the Chief Judge; and Domnal O'Davoren, who collected materials about early Irish law in the 16th century. In fact, the O'Davorens were well known as the scholarly...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Davoran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Davoran migration to Australia

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

Davoran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Bridget Davoran, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1858.shtml.
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