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

Donoghue Early Origins



The surname Donoghue 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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Donoghue Spelling Variations


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Donoghue Spelling Variations



The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Donoghue family name revealed numerous spelling 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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Donoghue Early History


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Donoghue Early History



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

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Donoghue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donoghue Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Many Irish families boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination . Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Donoghue family name:

Donoghue Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Florance Donoghue, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Donoghue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Donoghue, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Thomas Donoghue, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • John Donoghue, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • John O Donoghue, who arrived in New York in 1855
  • William Donoghue, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Donoghue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Redmond Donoghue, who arrived in Alabama in 1920

Donoghue Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Donoghue arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • Mary Donoghue arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • Michael Donoghue, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"

Donoghue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Honorah Donoghue, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Morty Donoghue, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Donoghue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Donoghue (post 1700)



  • Roger Donoghue (1930-2006), American prizefighter, tutor to Marlon Brnado for the movie On the Waterfront
  • Patrick J. Donoghue, American three-time Emmy Award-winning artist
  • John Talbott Donoghue (1853-1903), American sculptor
  • John P. Donoghue (b. 1957), American politician
  • Joe Donoghue (1871-1921), American world champion speed skater in 1891
  • John A. Donoghue, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924
  • J. A. Donoghue, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944
  • Herbert J. Donoghue, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952
  • Francis Edmund Donoghue (1873-1952), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1901-05, 1907-09
  • David Donoghue, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Donoghue Historic Events


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Donoghue Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Cornelius Donoghue, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frank Donoghue (d. 1912), aged 35, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. 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 Donoghue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donoghue 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 22 January 2016 at 12:36.

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