Devany History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Devany family

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.

Important Dates for the Devany family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devany research. Another 174 words (12 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Devany 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 Devany Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Devany migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Devany Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Agnes Devany, aged 35, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Sligo, Ireland, in 1908
  • Bridget Devany, aged 30, who immigrated 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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Devany Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anne Devany, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1827

Devany migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Devany (post 1700)

  • Bob Devany (1915-1997), American College football coach with the University of Nebraska
  • Ed Devany, American playwright and screenwriter
  • Joseph A. Devany, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980; Republican Candidate for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1992 [1]
  • 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 [1]
  • Guy DeVany, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948 [1]
  • Daniel J. Devany, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952 [1]
  • D. C. DeVany, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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