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

Donohoe Early Origins



The surname Donohoe 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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Donohoe Spelling Variations


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Donohoe Spelling Variations



Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Donohoe. 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 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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Donohoe Early History


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Donohoe Early History



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

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Donohoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donohoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Donohoe:

Donohoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Donohoe, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • John Donohoe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Hugh R Donohoe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Donohoe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Donohoe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • John Donohoe, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Catherine Donohoe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Mary Donohoe, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • Patrick Donohoe, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donohoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Donohoe, a baker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Richard Donohoe, a bricklayer, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Ann Donohoe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • John Donohoe, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Donohoe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Donohoe (post 1700)



  • Hugh Aloysius Donohoe (1905-1987), American Roman Catholic clergyman, Bishop of Stockton (1962–1969)
  • Michael Pierce "Mike" Donohoe (b. 1945), American former NFL tight end for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers, inducted into the University of San Francisco Hall of Fame in 1988
  • L. J. Donohoe, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Alaska Territory, 1920-21
  • John P. Donohoe, American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District; Elected 1960
  • John P. Donohoe, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Putnam County, 1917-20 ; Candidate in primary for New York State Treasurer, 1920
  • James A. Donohoe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1932
  • J. M. Donohoe, American Democrat politician, Chair of Cabell County Democratic Party, 1946
  • Hugh Aloysius Donohoe (1905-1987), American Republican politician, Speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956
  • Eugene G. Donohoe, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935; Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1950, 1952 (primary)
  • Charles L. Donohoe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Donohoe Historic Events


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Donohoe Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Bridget Donohoe (d. 1912), aged 21, Irish Third Class passenger from Cum, Mayo who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  4. 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).
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Donohoe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donohoe 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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