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Multiple Origins for the Surname Devenny


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Devenny Early Origins



The surname Devenny 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 Devenny. 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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Devenny Spelling Variations


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Devenny 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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Devenny Early History


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Devenny Early History



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

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Devenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devenny 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 Devenny 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:

Devenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elinor Devenny, aged 27, landed in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804
  • Mary Devenny, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1897
  • John Devenny, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1898

Devenny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Devenny, aged 40, who landed in America from Cork, in 1904
  • Frank Devenny, aged 30, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1904
  • Charles Devenny, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Letterkenny, Ireland, in 1910
  • John Devenny, aged 30, who landed in America from Laghey, Ireland, in 1911
  • Mary Jane Devenny, aged 25, who landed in America from Londonderry, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devenny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Devenny, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devenny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devenny (post 1700)



  • David DeVenny, American Democrat politician, County Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1891

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Devenny Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    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. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Devenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devenny 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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