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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Kavanaugh is Caomhanach, an adjective denoting association with St. Caomhan. The first Kavanagh, Donal, the son of Dermot MacMurrough, was fostered by a successor of this saint.

Kavanaugh Early Origins



The surname Kavanaugh was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The Kavanaghs (Cavanaghs) were descended from the MacMorough stem and were Lords of Leinster. Donoch McMorough was the King of Leinster, son of Dermod and it was from Donoch from which the Cavanaghs sprang. They were descended directly from the Heremon Line of Irish Kings. Donell, son of Dermot MacMurrough acquired the name Caomhanach, or Cavanagh. His sister Eva married Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, the leader of the English invasion of Ireland. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Kavanaugh Spelling Variations


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Kavanaugh Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Kavanaugh revealed spelling variations, including Cavanagh, Kavanagh, Kavanah, Cavanaugh, Keevan, Cavanaw, Kavanaw, Cavenaugh, Cavanough, Cavaneagh, Cavana, Cavena, Cavinaugh, Kavina, Kavena, Kavanaugh, Cavanach, Kavanach, Cabenagh, O'Cavanagh, O'Kavanagh, Keaveney, Geaveney, M'Cavanna and many more.

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Kavanaugh Early History


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Kavanaugh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kavanaugh research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1889, 1667 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Kavanaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kavanaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kavanaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Christian Davies (1667-1739), born Christian Cavanagh in Dublin, also known as Kit Cavanagh and Mother Ross was a...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kavanaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Kavanaugh:

Kavanaugh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maggie Kavanaugh, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "City of Berlin" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R6-1ZX : 6 December 2014), Maggie Kavanaugh, 02 Jul 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name City of Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur Kavanaugh, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Britannic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B9-VPB : 6 December 2014), Arthur Kavanaugh, 25 Mar 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Britannic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas Kavanaugh, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7P-GNT : 6 December 2014), Thomas Kavanaugh, 02 Mar 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Michael Kavanaugh, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1899 aboard the ship "Campania" from Queenstown [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXCZ-CQQ : 6 December 2014), Michael Kavanaugh, 01 Sep 1899; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Kavanaugh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael Kavanaugh, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J679-HYW : 6 December 2014), Michael Kavanaugh, 07 Apr 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Kavanaugh, aged 19, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Mexico" from Havana [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WW-8W5 : 6 December 2014), John Kavanaugh, 16 Jul 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frank Kavanaugh, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Le Coq" from Newport, England [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WV-BJS : 6 December 2014), Frank Kavanaugh, 30 Oct 1919; citing departure port Newport, England, arrival port New York, ship name Le Coq, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Michael Kavanaugh, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-F57 : 6 December 2014), Michael Kavanaugh, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rose Kavanaugh, aged 53, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Zacapa" from Santiago, Cuba [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z3-8YQ : 6 December 2014), Rose Kavanaugh, 23 Sep 1920; citing departure port Santiago, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Zacapa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kavanaugh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kavanaugh (post 1700)



  • William Marmaduke Kavanaugh (1866-1915), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 1912; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1913
  • Walter J. Kavanaugh, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly 16th District
  • Maurice F. Kavanaugh, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932
  • Martha Kavanaugh, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940
  • L. J. Kavanaugh, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1916
  • George W. Kavanaugh (b. 1879), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1905-06
  • George W. Kavanaugh (b. 1863), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Saratoga County, 1897-98; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912
  • Frederick W. Kavanaugh (1871-1940), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908 (alternate), 1936; Member of New York State Senate 32nd District, 1921-24
  • Frances Kavanaugh, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932, 1936
  • Charles C. Kavanaugh, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Little Rock, Arkansas, 1933-38 (acting, 1933-34)
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R6-1ZX : 6 December 2014), Maggie Kavanaugh, 02 Jul 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name City of Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B9-VPB : 6 December 2014), Arthur Kavanaugh, 25 Mar 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Britannic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7P-GNT : 6 December 2014), Thomas Kavanaugh, 02 Mar 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXCZ-CQQ : 6 December 2014), Michael Kavanaugh, 01 Sep 1899; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J679-HYW : 6 December 2014), Michael Kavanaugh, 07 Apr 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WW-8W5 : 6 December 2014), John Kavanaugh, 16 Jul 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WV-BJS : 6 December 2014), Frank Kavanaugh, 30 Oct 1919; citing departure port Newport, England, arrival port New York, ship name Le Coq, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-F57 : 6 December 2014), Michael Kavanaugh, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z3-8YQ : 6 December 2014), Rose Kavanaugh, 23 Sep 1920; citing departure port Santiago, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Zacapa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  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. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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The Kavanaugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kavanaugh 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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