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All Irish surnames have underlying meanings that can be traced back to their fullest points when the names first appeared in a Gaelic form. The name Doniky originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.

Doniky Early Origins



The surname Doniky was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Doniky Spelling Variations


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Doniky Spelling Variations



Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Doniky. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Donaghey, McDonogh, McDonnogh, McDonagh and many more.

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Doniky Early History


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Doniky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doniky research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1746, 1728, 1746, 1779, 1850, 1878 and 1916 are included under the topic Early Doniky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doniky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doniky Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doniky 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 fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Doniky: James Donaghy who settled in New England in 1805; John (six of this name) arrived in Philadelphia between 1811 and 1867; Alexander Donaghy settled in New York in 1804.

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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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