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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Kavena 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.

Early Origins of the Kavena family


The surname Kavena 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.

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Early History of the Kavena family

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Early History of the Kavena family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kavena research.
Another 458 words (33 lines of text) covering the year 1889 is included under the topic Early Kavena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kavena Spelling Variations

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Kavena Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: 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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Early Notables of the Kavena family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kavena family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kavena family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kavena family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles, Dudley, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Nicholas, Peter, Robert, Thomas and William Cavanagh, who all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1813 and 1880.

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The Kavena Motto

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The Kavena Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Siothchain agus fairsinge
Motto Translation: Peace and plenty.


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