• Donovan in 1659.

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Parishes where Donovan and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:1Armagh:1Belfast city:3Carlow:1
Cavan:2Clare:15Cork:1723Cork city:67
Donegal:1Down:2Dublin:16Dublin city:18
Laois:3Leitrim:2Limerick:97Limerick city:15

Surname Dictionary

Donovan numerous: Cork, Munster, S Leinster. Ir. Ó Donnabháin. Originally of Limerick, the sept became established in W Cork with a branch in Kilkenny. IF & SGG.
Ó Donnabháin rare: Cork etc. Ir.Lang. See O'Donovan.
Ó Donnabháin (O')Donovan: líonmhar: Corcaigh & rl. Ruaigeadh iad ó Uí Cairbre Aodhbha in oirthear Luimnigh sa 12 céad agus lonnaigh siad in iarthar Chorcaí mar a dtug siad an log-ainm Cairbre leo. Bhí craobh díobh i gCill Chainnigh arbh as don scoláire Seán Ó Donnabháin (1809-1861). Corcaíoch a b'ea Diarmaid Ó Donnabháin Rosa (1831-1915). Fréamh: donn + dubhán. Tá "donn" mar réimír ins na sloinnte seo thíos. IF & SGG.
O'Donovan Very numerous: mainly Munster. Ir. Ó Donnabháin, from first name Donndubhán (dark, swarthy person). A leading sept of Limerick, they were displaced at the Invasion and moved to W Cork. IF.

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