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The original Gaelic form of Doohan was O Dubhthaigh. The first portion of the name is the word "dubh," which means "black," while the second portion is likely an obsolete Irish forename.

Doohan Early Origins



The surname Doohan was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were one of the many families descended from the great Kings of Ireland called the "Three Collas." Descending from the Clan Colla was The Duffy, Lord of Fermanagh.

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Doohan Spelling Variations


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Doohan Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Doohan dating from that time include Duffey, Duff, Duffy, O'Duffey, O'Duffy, Duffe, O'Duffe, Doey, Dohey, Doohey, O'Dowey and many more.

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Doohan Early History


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Doohan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doohan research. Another 531 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1075, 1150, 1501, 1175, 1527, 1615, 1527, 1615, 1675, 12 M, 1671, 1809 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Doohan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doohan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doohan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Father Eugene O'Duffy ( c. 1527-1615), preacher and satirist on the apostate bishop Miler Magrath; The Most Reverend Patrick...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doohan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doohan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Doohan, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)
  • Ms. Mary Doohan, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Free Trader" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doohan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doohan (post 1700)



  • Christopher "Chris" Doohan (b. 1959), Canadian actor, son of James Doohan, known for Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Continues (2013)
  • Scott Doohan, Australian Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • John James "Jack" Doohan OBE (1920-2007), Australian politician
  • Peter Doohan (b. 1961), Australian former tennis player, ranked No. 15 (9 February 1987)
  • Michael "Mick" Sydney Doohan AM (b. 1965), Australian former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion
  • James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan (1920-2005), Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 25)

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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The Doohan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doohan 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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