Donoho History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Donoho family

The surname Donoho 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.

Early History of the Donoho family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Donoho research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1640, 1811, 1812, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Donoho History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Donoho 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 Donoho 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.

Early Notables of the Donoho family (pre 1700)

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United States Donoho migration to the United States +

Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Donoho:

Donoho Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Donoho, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [1]
Donoho Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Donoho, who arrived in New York, NY in 1838 [1]
  • Terence Donoho, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • J Donoho, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Donoho (post 1700) +

  • Todd Donoho, Puerto-Rican born, American radio and television sportscaster
  • Joe Donoho (b. 1985), American soccer player
  • David Leigh Donoho (b. 1957), American professor of statistics at Stanford University
  • Constantine Donoho, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 2nd District, 1866-67, 1881 [2]
  • Benjamin Donoho, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Smyrna, Delaware, 1857-61 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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