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

Donahoe Early Origins



The surname Donahoe 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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Donahoe Spelling Variations


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Donahoe 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 Donahoe 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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Donahoe Early History


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Donahoe Early History



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

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Donahoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donahoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donahoe 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 Donahoe or one of its variants:

Donahoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Willis Donahoe, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Thomas Donahoe, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1842
  • Timothy Donahoe, aged 22, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • James Donahoe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • John Donahoe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donahoe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Bridget Donahoe, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Numa" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]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. 25)
  • Ms. Catherine Donahoe, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wellington" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 [1]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. 25)
  • Mr. Jeremiah Donahoe, aged 28 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]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. 25)
  • Mr. John Donahoe, aged 27 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 [1]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. 25)
  • Ms. Margaret Donahoe, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]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. 25)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donahoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Donahoe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • John Donahoe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Donahoe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Donahoe (post 1700)



  • Patrick R. Donahoe, American 73rd United States Postmaster General
  • John Donahoe (b. 1960), American businessman and the President and CEO of eBay Inc
  • Patrick Donahoe (1811-1901), Irish-American publisher
  • Tom Donahoe, American former general manager and president of the Buffalo Bills of the NFL
  • Richard Alphonsus Donahoe Q. c., K.S.G. (1909-2000), Canadian lawyer and politician
  • Arthur "Art" R. Donahoe (b. 1940), Canadian former lawyer and political figure in Nova Scotia
  • Terence "Terry" Richard Boyd Donahoe (1944-2005), Canadian former Nova Scotia opposition leader, cabinet minister, and MLA

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Donahoe Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. 25)

Other References

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  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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  9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  11. ...

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