Early Origins of the Devanny family
The surname Devanny was first found in Ulster
(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 Devanny. 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.
Early History of the Devanny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devanny research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1665, 1659, 1582 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Devanny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Devanny 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 Devanny 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... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Devanny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Devanny family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Devanny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Devanny, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1852
Devanny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Michael Devanny, whose wedding is on record at St. Peter's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1831
- Michael Devanny, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
- William Devanny, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
- William Devanny, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
Contemporary Notables of the name Devanny (post 1700)
- Lillian K. DeVanny, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Jane "Jean" Devanny (1894-1962), Australian writer
- Patricia Devanny (1913-1980), New Zealand born, Australian political activist
- Jean Devanny (d. 1962), New Zealand born, Australian author, political activist and women's liberationist