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

Donohue Early Origins



The surname Donohue 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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Donohue Spelling Variations


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Donohue Spelling Variations



Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Donohue are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name 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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Donohue Early History


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Donohue Early History



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

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Donohue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donohue Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donohue 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 at that time. 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 Donohue family name:

Donohue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Donohue, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James Donohue, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mary Donohue, aged 18, landed in New York in 1854
  • Bernard Donohue, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854
  • Catherine Donohue, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donohue Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Donohue, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Ellen Donohue, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Mary Donohue, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • John Donohue, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Florence Donohue, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donohue Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Donohue, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Mary Donohue, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Thomas Donohue, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • Michael Donohue, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Ann Donohue, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Donohue Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martin Donohue, aged 25, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • William Donohue arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Daniel Donohue, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Michael Donohue, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Daniel Donohue, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Donohue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Donohue (post 1700)



  • Leon Donohue (1939-2016), American NFL football offensive guard
  • L. F. Donohue, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1904
  • M. Donohue, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1867-68
  • Margaret M. Donohue, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1972
  • Mary Bustillo Donohue, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996, 2000
  • Mary O. Donohue (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Mathew Donohue, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 18th District, 1859-60
  • Michael J. Donohue, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • P. J. Donohue, American politician, Representative from Utah at-large, 1908
  • Patrick Donohue, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1906
  • ... (Another 60 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Donohue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donohue 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 24 August 2016 at 15:43.

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