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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Donaghy lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland. The name Donaghy was given to someone who lived on the lands of Stewart of Atholl. Anciently, they were known as Clan Donnachaidh, coming from the Gaelic name Donnachadh Reamhar, or Duncan the Stout, one of the Celtic Earls of Atholl. Most of the Clan took on the name Robertson, which comes from the personal name of 15th century Clan chief Robert Riach.

Donaghy Early Origins



The surname Donaghy was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Donaghy Spelling Variations


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Donaghy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Donaghy has been spelled Robertson, Conachie, Conaghy, Conacher, Conaghy, Conchie, Donnachie, Donachie 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 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1650 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)



More information is included under the topic Early Donaghy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Donaghy In Ireland


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Donaghy In Ireland



Some of the Donaghy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Donaghy were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

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 Lyle Donaghy (1902-1949), Irish poet
  • John Patrick Donaghy (d. 1987), Irish nationalist politician and a physician
  • Mary Donaghy, former New Zealand high jumper
  • Edward "Eddy" Donaghy (b. 1900), English association football player and coach
  • Dugald Donaghy (1873-1963), Canadian politician and lawyer
  • Michael "Mick" Donaghy (b. 1877), former Australian rules footballer
  • ... (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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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis gloria merces
Motto Translation: Glory is the reward of valour.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 20 July 2015 at 08:14.

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