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Early Origins of the Devenny family
The surname Devenny 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 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.
Early History of the Devenny family
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.
Devenny 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 Devenny 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 Devenny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Devenny family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Devenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Elinor Devenny, aged 27, who landed in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- 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
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Devenny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Hugh Devenny, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html