Devanney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Devanney family
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.
Important Dates for the Devanney family
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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.
Early Notables of the Devanney family (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...
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Migration of the Devanney family
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.
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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