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The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Donaghue originally appeared in Gaelic as O Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.

Donaghue Early Origins



The surname Donaghue was first found in County Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Donaghue Spelling Variations


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Donaghue Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Donaghue revealed many variations, including Donoghue, Donaghoe, Donaho, Donahoe, Donough, Donahue, Donahow, Doneghoe, Donehue, Donighue, Donohoe,Donahugh, Donohough, Donohow, Donohue, Donaughue, O'Donoghue, Dunphy, Donaghie, Donaghy and many more.

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Donaghue Early History


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Donaghue Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Donaghue research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1640, 1811, 1812, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Donaghue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Donaghue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donaghue Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donaghue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Under the rule of England, land ownership in Ireland changed dramatically, and many native Irish families found themselves renting out land to farm from absentee owners. This was one of the prime reasons that immigration to North America began in the late 18th century: Irish farmers dreamed of owning their own parcel of land to work for themselves. At this point, the immigrants were at least of modest means for the passage across the Atlantic was often quite dear. In the 1840s the Great Potato Famine created an exodus of people of quite different means. These people were most often destitute: they either sold anything they had to gain a passage or they were sponsored by philanthropic societies. Many of these immigrants were sick from disease and starvation: as a result many did not survive the long transatlantic journey. Although those settlers that did survive were often despised and discriminated against by people already established in these nations, they were critical to rapid development of the powerful industrial nations of the United States and the country that would later become known as Canada. An examination of immigration and passenger lists shows many persons bearing the name of Donaghue or one of its variants:

Donaghue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine, Charles, Dennis, Ellen, John, Mary, Michael, Patrick, and Thomas Donaghue, who settled in Philadelphia, and New York State
  • Matthew Donaghue, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Patrick Donaghue, who landed in New York in 1838
  • Michael Donaghue, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Bridget Donaghue who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donaghue Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anne Donaghue, aged 40, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Katharine Donaghue, aged 7, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Margaret Donaghue, aged 4, landed in Canada in 1823
  • Mary Donaghue, aged 2, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Pat Donaghue, aged 44, landed in Canada in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donaghue Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Donaghue, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"
  • David Donaghue, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • Michael Donaghue, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"

Donaghue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. Donaghue, aged 18, a dairymaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Johanna Donaghue, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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    The Donaghue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donaghue 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 1 November 2016 at 09:31.

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