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Multiple Origins for the Surname Devany


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Devany Early Origins



The surname Devany 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 Devany. 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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Devany Spelling Variations


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Devany 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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Devany Early History


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Devany Early History



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

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Devany Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devany 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 Devany 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:

Devany Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Devany, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1893

Devany Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Devany, aged 19, who landed in America from Sligo, in 1906
  • Cecelia Devany, aged 55, who settled in America from Sligo, Ireland, in 1908
  • Henry Devany, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Sligo, Ireland, in 1908
  • Bridget Devany, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Kilkelly, Ireland, in 1909
  • Bernard Devany, aged 26, who landed in America from Guileen, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devany Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anne Devany, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1827

Devany Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Devany, born in Ireland, who arrived in Melbourne, Australia aboard the ship "Chance" from Liverpool, England in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devany (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devany (post 1700)



  • Joseph A. Devany, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980; Republican Candidate for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1992
  • John A. Devany Jr. (b. 1899), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Bronx County 8th District, 1930-44; Constitutional Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1944
  • Guy DeVany, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948
  • Daniel J. Devany, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952
  • D. C. DeVany, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932
  • Bob Devany (1915-1997), American College football coach with the University of Nebraska
  • Ed Devany, American playwright and screenwriter

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. 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).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Devany Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devany 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.

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