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In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name Delahanty was written O Dulchaointigh, which comes from the word dulchaointeach, which refers to a satirist. The ancestor of this Irish family is said to have been Muintir Cormac or Muintir Dulchonta, which was gradually anglicized over the years, until it was rendered as Delahunt or Delahunty. Although the name appears quite French, it seems highly unlikely that there are any French origins to the name, other than the Norman influence of the clerks, who began processing Irish names, as early as the 12th century.

Delahanty Early Origins



The surname Delahanty was first found in Ormond, where records of the name can be found in deeds from around 1441 on. Petty's "census" of 1659 showed bearers of Delahanty in counties Offaly (King's county) and Kilkenny. The ancient and important Delahanty sept sometimes claims descent from the O'Hara Buidhe, Chiefs of Leyney in County Sligo, through Lughaidh.

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Delahanty Spelling Variations


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Delahanty Spelling Variations



Scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Delahanty some of these variations included: Delahunt, Delahunty, DeLahunte, DeLaHunty, De-la-Hunt, Delahunt and many more.

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Delahanty Early History


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Delahanty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delahanty research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1670 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Delahanty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delahanty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delahanty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delahanty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delahanty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Delahanty, aged 16, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delahanty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delahanty (post 1700)



  • Thomas E. Delahanty II, United States Attorney for the District of Maine
  • Thomas E. Delahanty (1914-1985), American justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
  • Dolores Delahanty (b. 1929), American social activist and political leader from Louisville, Kentucky
  • Joseph "Joe" Nicholas Delahanty (1875-1936), American Major League Baseball player
  • Thomas "Tom" James Delahanty (1872-1951), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • James "Jim" Christopher Delahanty (1879-1953), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Edward "Big Ed" James Delahanty (1867-1903), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1888 to 1903, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1945)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In fide et in bello fortes
Motto Translation: Firm in faith and war.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

Other References

  1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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The Delahanty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delahanty 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.

This page was last modified on 18 July 2012 at 08:43.

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