Generations Past

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors and no slave who has not had a king among his.
 ----Helen Keller

The Donohue's

Donohue is one of the most important and numerous of Irish surnames. The name Donohue originally appeared in Gaelic as Donahue family crestO Donnchadha, which means son of Donnchadh or son of Donagh.

In the Middle Ages there was no standardized spelling. People wrote things down the way they heard them. Thus a name could be spelled differently every time it was written down. Some variations of the Donohue name are: Donahue, Donohew, Donahew, Donoghue, O'Donohue, Donaghy, Donoghue, Donaghoe, Donaho, Donahoe, Donough, Donahow, Doneghoe, Donehue, Donighue, Donohoe,Donahugh, Donohough, Donohow, Donohue, Donaughue, O'Donoghue, Dunphy, Donaghie, Donaghy and many more.

The name comes from the county Kerry, where the Donohues held a family seat from very ancient times.

I don't know who the original Donohue in America was.  The first Donohue of our line  I can document is Joseph DONOHO who lived in  Delaware in the early 1700's.


For more information the Donohues or other families, please go to
the Castor Directory.  You will find more information and many more names.


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