Donovan


Donovan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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

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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.

    Maps

  • Donovan in 1659.
  • Donovan births mapped 1864-1913
  • Donovan 1901 census map
  • Donovan 1911 census map
  • Donovan Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname


Parishes where Donovan and a second surname are found together

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