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Multiple Origins for the Surname Donaghy



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

Donaghy Early Origins



The surname Donaghy 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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Donaghy Spelling Variations


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Donaghy Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Donaghy some of these variations included: 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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Donaghy Early History


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Donaghy Early History



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

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Donaghy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donaghy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donaghy 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



Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name Donaghy or one of its variants:

Donaghy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Donaghy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Donaghy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Donaghy, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Sarah Donaghy, aged 39, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Alex Donaghy, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Alexander Donaghy settled in New York in 1804
  • James Donaghy who settled in New England in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donaghy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William B Donaghy, who arrived in Canada in 1828
  • Mary Donaghy, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick Donaghy, aged 15, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • James Donaghy, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Mary Donaghy, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donaghy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Donaghy, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Mary Donaghy, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
  • Joshua Donaghy, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"
  • James Donaghy, aged 18, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • William Donaghy, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Donaghy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Donaghy, aged 23, a farm servant, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Donaghy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Donaghy (post 1700)



  • Judi Donaghy (b. 1960), award-winning American vocalist, producer and songwriter
  • Michael Donaghy (1954-2004), award-winning American poet and musician
  • Edward J. "Ned" or "Ed" Donaghy, American soccer referee
  • Bernard Donaghy (1882-1916), Irish footballer
  • John Patrick Donaghy (d. 1987), Irish nationalist politician and a physician
  • John Lyle Donaghy (1902-1949), Irish poet
  • Eileen Donaghy (1930-2008), Irish traditional singer
  • Kieran Donaghy (b. 1983), Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Malachy Martin "Mal" Donaghy (b. 1957), former Northern Ireland international footballer
  • Mary Donaghy, former New Zealand high jumper
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Donaghy Historic Events


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Donaghy Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter Donaghy (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Barrow-in-Furness, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Donaghy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donaghy 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.

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