Early Origins of the O'Dovany family
Ulster and Connacht (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'Dovany. 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'Dovany family
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O'Dovany Spelling Variations
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'Dovany family (pre 1700)
Dublin Castle, whose capture, torture, and execution are described in the "Four...
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Migration of the O'Dovany 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.
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