All Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Davorent 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 Davorent family
The surname Davorent 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.
Early History of the Davorent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davorent research.Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1364, 1634, 1634, 1741 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Davorent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Davorent Spelling Variations
Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations
during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Davorent include Davoren, O'Davoran, O'Davoren, Davoran, Devoren and many more.
Early Notables of the Davorent 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 Davorent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Davorent family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 18th century, Irish families
began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Davorent: Michael O'Deveren arrived in Pennsylvania in 1854.