Early Origins of the O'Devany family
The surname O'Devany was first found in Ulster
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). From each of these regions comes a distinct Irish sept
, although they have come to share the Anglicized name O'Devany. The name is rather rare compared to many of the Irish surnames, but of interest today is the Devanney Site, an archaeological site in the southwestern part of the state of Ohio, which appears to have been occupied periodically for thousands of years. How the place was so named is unknown. However, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Early History of the O'Devany family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Devany research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1665, 1659, 1582 and 1612 are included under the topic Early O'Devany History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
O'Devany Spelling Variations
of this family name include: O'Devany, Devany, Devanney, Devanny, O'Duvany, O'Dovany, O'Deveney, O'Devenny and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Devany family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family at this time was Cornelius O'Devany, Bishop of Down and Connor from 1582-1612. He was a Catholic martyr, twice arrested and held in Dublin
Castle, whose capture, torture, and execution are described in the "Four... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Devany Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the O'Devany family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Owin Devaney, who was naturalized in Ogle county, Illinois in 1852; John Devaney, who arrived at the port of New York in 1854; William Devanny, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.