The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Dunahoo originally appeared in Gaelic as O Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.
Early Origins of the Dunahoo family
The surname Dunahoo 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 Dunahoo family
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Dunahoo Spelling Variations
Many variations of the name Dunahoo were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Dunahoo 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.
Early Notables of the Dunahoo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dunahoo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dunahoo Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Stephen Dunahoo, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749