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Devanney Early Origins



The surname Devanney was first found in Ulster and Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). From each of these regions comes a distinct Irish sept, although they have come to share the Anglicized name Devanney. The name is rather rare compared to many of the Irish surnames, but of interest today is the Devanney Site, an archaeological site in the southwestern part of the state of Ohio, which appears to have been occupied periodically for thousands of years. How the place was so named is unknown. However, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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Devanney Spelling Variations


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Devanney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Devany, Devany, Devanney, Devanny, O'Duvany, O'Dovany, O'Deveney, O'Devenny and many more.

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Devanney Early History


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Devanney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devanney research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1665, 1659, 1582 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Devanney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devanney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devanney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Cornelius O'Devany, Bishop of Down and Connor from 1582-1612. He was a Catholic martyr, twice arrested and held in Dublin Castle, whose capture, torture, and execution are described in the "Four...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Devanney 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 or some of its variants were: Owin Devaney, who was naturalized in Ogle county, Illinois in 1852; John Devaney, who arrived at the port of New York in 1854; William Devanny, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devanney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devanney (post 1700)



  • Tom Devanney, American animation television writer and producer, best known for writing several episodes of the animated series Family Guy
  • John W. Devanney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • Allan Devanney (1941-1992), English professional footballer

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Devanney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The Devanney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devanney 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 16 November 2015 at 11:00.

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