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Doheny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Doheny family


The surname Doheny was first found in Cornwall where the family held at one time fifteen manors and were descended by an heiress to the house of Courtenay Earl of Devon about the reign of Edward II. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
It is known to be a "Norman family by reputation, and said to be traced to the Conquest, descended from Sir William Downay, who was in the wars in the Holy Land with Richard I. in 1192, at which time that King gave him, in memory of his acts of valour, a ring from his finger, which is still in possession of the family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The actual spelling of Sir William is under dispute as another reference claims William D'Aunay accompanied Richard I. to Palestine. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
This latter reference digs further to their earlier life in Normandy where the name was also known as "De Alneto, a branch of the baronial house of Bassett, deriving from Fulco or Fulcelin de Alneto, brother of Osmond Bassett, Baron of Normanville in 1050." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Early History of the Doheny family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doheny research.
Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1455, 1487, 1625, 1695, 1660, 1661, 1661 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Doheny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doheny Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dawney, Dawny, Dawn, Dawnie, Dawne, Dawnay, Dawnsey, Daun, Dorn, Dorne and many more.

Early Notables of the Doheny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Doheny family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doheny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Phillp Doheny went to New York in 1844
  • Phillip Doheny, who arrived in New York in 1844 [3]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)
  • Ml Doheny, who arrived in New York, New York in 1868 when he or she was 19
  • Edward J. Doheny who went to Philadelphia in 1880
  • James Doheny, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doheny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Jane Doheny, aged 7 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naparina" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Contemporary Notables of the name Doheny (post 1700)


  • Edward Laurence Doheny (1856-1935), American oil tycoon who drilled the first successful oil well in the Los Angeles City Oil Field, eponym of the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, after the tragic shooting of his son
  • Carrie Estelle Doheny, wife of Edward Doheny, American founder of Doheny Eye Institute (Doheny Eye or DEI) in 1947, a basic and clinical research center, among the top 5 ophthalmology institutes in the United States
  • Ned Doheny (b. 1948), born Patrick Anson Doheny, an American singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Edwin Richard "Ed" Doheny (1874-1916), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1895 to 1903, but he violently attacked several people, was declared insane and committed to an asylum where he died on December 29, 1916
  • John Steven "Pip" Doheny (b. 1953), American jazz musician from Seattle, Washington
  • Michael Doheny (1805-1806), Irish writer from Fethard, Co. Tipperary, one of the prime movers for confederacy in Ireland in 1840 as well as one of the founders of the Fenian Movement in the United States
  • Jer Doheny (1874-1929), Irish hurler for the Kilkenny senior team (1893-1905)

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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)


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