Donovan heads of household in the 1911 census


Counties, DEDs and heads of households

Antrim: Ballycastle: 1
Antrim: Clifton: 1
Antrim: Court Ward: 2
Antrim: Cromac: 1
Antrim: Falls: 1
Antrim: Falls (Belfast): 1
Antrim: Shankill: 1
Antrim: Wood Vale Ward: 1
Cavan: Milltown: 1
Clare: Abbey: 1
Clare: Ballysteen: 1
Clare: Caherhurly: 1
Clare: Clareabbey: 1
Clare: Doonbeg: 1
Clare: Rahona: 1
Cork: Abbeymahon: 11
Cork: Aghadown North: 2
Cork: Aghadown South: 10
Cork: Aghern: 2
Cork: Aglish: 2
Cork: Ahil: 1
Cork: Ardfield: 23
Cork: Argideen: 15
Cork: Aultagh: 5
Cork: Ballinadee: 3
Cork: Ballincollig: 4
Cork: Ballinspittle: 7
Cork: Ballintemple: 3
Cork: Ballybane: 2
Cork: Ballycottin: 1
Cork: Ballydehob: 14
Cork: Ballyfeard: 2
Cork: Ballygarvan: 1
Cork: Ballygroman: 1
Cork: Ballygurteen: 10
Cork: Ballyhoolahan: 1
Cork: Ballymackean: 5
Cork: Ballymartle: 2
Cork: Ballymodan: 17
Cork: Ballymoney: 9
Cork: Ballynamona: 1
Cork: Ballynoe: 2
Cork: Bandon Town: 8
Cork: Banteer: 1
Cork: Bantry Rural: 5
Cork: Bantry Urban: 9
Cork: Baurleigh: 2
Cork: Bealock: 1
Cork: Bishopstown: 12
Cork: Blackpool: 2
Cork: Blackrock: 11
Cork: Blarney: 4
Cork: Boherboy: 1
Cork: Boulteen: 4
Cork: Bredagh: 3
Cork: Brinny: 1
Cork: Butlerstown: 8
Cork: Caheragh: 3
Cork: Caherduggan: 1
Cork: Caherlag: 2
Cork: Cahermore: 10
Cork: Cape Clear: 2
Cork: Carregboy: 1
Cork: Carrigaline: 2
Cork: Carrigbaun: 28
Cork: Carrignavar: 4
Cork: Carrigrohane Beg: 3
Cork: Carrigtohill: 4
Cork: Cashel: 4
Cork: Castlehaven: 15
Cork: Castlehaven South: 6
Cork: Castlehyde: 1
Cork: Castlelyons: 1
Cork: Castlemartyr: 2
Cork: Castletown: 1
Cork: Castletownroche: 2
Cork: Castleventry: 8
Cork: Charleville: 1
Cork: Clenor: 1
Cork: Cloghdonnell: 13
Cork: Clonakilty: 24
Cork: Clonakilty Urban: 32
Cork: Clonmeen: 1
Cork: Clonmoyle: 2
Cork: Clonmult: 2
Cork: Cloonkeen: 9
Cork: Cloyne: 7
Cork: Coolagh: 2
Cork: Coolcraheen: 10
Cork: Coole: 5
Cork: Coolmain: 4
Cork: Coolmountain: 4
Cork: Cork No. 1 Urban: 2
Cork: Cork No. 2: 7
Cork: Cork No. 3 Urban: 12
Cork: Cork No. 4 Urban (part of): 54
Cork: Cork No. 5 Urban: 55
Cork: Cork No. 6 Urban: 1
Cork: Cork No. 7 Urban: 20
Cork: Corkbeg: 2
Cork: Courtmacsherry: 19
Cork: Crookhaven: 3
Cork: Cullen: 1
Cork: Dangan: 2
Cork: Douglas: 8
Cork: Drinagh: 14
Cork: Dripsey: 3
Cork: Dromdaleague North: 4
Cork: Dromdaleague South: 7
Cork: Dunbeacon: 2
Cork: Dunderrow: 1
Cork: Dungourney: 2
Cork: Dunmanus: 1
Cork: Dunmanway North: 13
Cork: Dunmanway South: 3
Cork: Durrus East: 2
Cork: Durrus West: 5
Cork: Farranbrien: 1
Cork: Fermoy Urban: 5
Cork: Firmount: 2
Cork: Garranes: 2
Cork: Garrown: 5
Cork: Garryvoe: 3
Cork: Glanlough: 4
Cork: Glanworth East: 1
Cork: Glanworth West: 1
Cork: Glengarriff: 1
Cork: Goleen: 8
Cork: Gortnascreeny: 5
Cork: Gortnaskehy: 2
Cork: Gortroe: 2
Cork: Gowlane: 2
Cork: Greenane: 2
Cork: Greenfort: 1
Cork: Greenville: 2
Cork: Ightermurragh: 9
Cork: Imphrick: 1
Cork: Inch: 2
Cork: Inishannon: 3
Cork: Inishkenny: 3
Cork: Kanturk: 1
Cork: Kealkill: 2
Cork: Kilbonane: 1
Cork: Kilbrittain: 1
Cork: Kilbrogan: 5
Cork: Kilcatherine: 4
Cork: Kilcor: 1
Cork: Kilfaughnabeg: 19
Cork: Kilkerranmore: 5
Cork: Killaconenagh: 3
Cork: Killdorrery: 3
Cork: Killeagh: 1
Cork: Killeenleagh: 6
Cork: Killoe: 7
Cork: Kilmacdonough: 2
Cork: Kilmaloda East: 6
Cork: Kilmaloda West: 4
Cork: Kilmonoge: 1
Cork: Kilmoylerane: 3
Cork: Kilnagross: 6
Cork: Kilpatrick: 2
Cork: Kilshannig: 1
Cork: Kinneigh: 1
Cork: Kinsale Rural: 14
Cork: Kinsale Urban: 16
Cork: Knockakagh: 26
Cork: Knockantota: 2
Cork: Knockavilly: 1
Cork: Knockmourne: 1
Cork: Knockroe: 1
Cork: Knocks: 3
Cork: Laherne: 1
Cork: Lehenagh: 3
Cork: Leighmoney: 1
Cork: Lisgoold: 5
Cork: Lowertown: 7
Cork: Macloneigh: 1
Cork: Macroom: 2
Cork: Mallow: 4
Cork: Mallow South Urban: 2
Cork: Manch: 12
Cork: Marshalstown: 1
Cork: Matehy: 9
Cork: Mealagh: 1
Cork: Meena: 1
Cork: Middleton Rural: 5
Cork: Middleton Urban: 6
Cork: Milane: 1
Cork: Mitchelstown: 4
Cork: Mogeely: 2
Cork: Monanimy: 1
Cork: Monkstown: 3
Cork: Moviddy: 4
Cork: Murragh: 4
Cork: Myross: 35
Cork: Nohaval: 1
Cork: Ovens: 1
Cork: Queenstown: 11
Cork: Queenstown No. 2 Urban: 15
Cork: Rahalisk: 1
Cork: Rahan: 1
Cork: Rathbarry: 25
Cork: Rathcooney: 6
Cork: Rathcormack: 2
Cork: Riverstown: 1
Cork: Roskeen: 1
Cork: Rosscarbery: 23
Cork: Rossmore: 9
Cork: Rostellan: 1
Cork: Scart: 2
Cork: Seefin: 13
Cork: Shanballymore: 3
Cork: Sheepshead: 13
Cork: Shreelane: 13
Cork: Skahanagh: 1
Cork: Skibbereen Rural: 9
Cork: Skibbereen Urban: 23
Cork: Skull: 5
Cork: St. Mary's: 6
Cork: Teadies: 6
Cork: Templebodan: 1
Cork: Templebreedy: 4
Cork: Templemartin: 10
Cork: Templemologa: 1
Cork: Templenacarriga: 2
Cork: Templeomalus: 19
Cork: Timoleague: 7
Cork: Toormore: 14
Cork: Tullagh: 7
Cork: Warrenscourt: 1
Cork: Watergrasshill: 2
Cork: Whitechurch: 4
Cork: Woodfort: 7
Cork: Youghal Rural: 1
Cork: Youghal Urban: 5
Donegal: Ardmalin: 2
Donegal: Greencastle: 1
Down: Banbridge East Urban: 1
Down: Greencastle: 1
Down: Killough: 1
Down: Pottinger (part of): 1
Down: Victoria (part of): 1
Dublin: Arran Quay: 2
Dublin: Blackrock No. 3: 2
Dublin: Clontarf West, Part of: 1
Dublin: Finglas: 1
Dublin: Fitzwilliam: 1
Dublin: Glasnevin: 1
Dublin: Inns Quay: 2
Dublin: Kingstown No. 3: 1
Dublin: Kingstown No. 4: 3
Dublin: Mansion House: 1
Dublin: Merchant's Quay: 1
Dublin: Merchants Quay (part of): 1
Dublin: Mountjoy: 2
Dublin: New Kilmainham: 1
Dublin: North City: 2
Dublin: North Dock: 4
Dublin: Pembroke East: 1
Dublin: Rathmines & Rathgar East: 5
Dublin: Rotunda: 2
Dublin: Royal Exchange: 1
Dublin: Swords West: 1
Dublin: Terenure: 3
Dublin: Usher's Quay: 6
Dublin: Wood Quay: 3
Dublin: Wood Quay (part of): 1
Galway: Ballymoe: 1
Galway: Galway South Urban: 1
Galway: Galway West Urban: 2
Galway: Kiltormer: 2
Galway: Loughrea Urban: 1
Galway: Spiddal: 1
Galway: Tuam Urban (part of): 1
Kerry: Ballyheigue: 1
Kerry: Ballynahaglish: 1
Kerry: Beal: 1
Kerry: Caher: 2
Kerry: Caragh: 1
Kerry: Coom: 1
Kerry: Crinny: 1
Kerry: Dromore: 6
Kerry: Flesk: 1
Kerry: Glanlee: 1
Kerry: Kenmare: 1
Kerry: Kilgarvan: 3
Kerry: Killarney: 2
Kerry: Lisselton: 1
Kerry: Molahiffe: 2
Kerry: Newtownsandes: 1
Kerry: Tarbert: 6
Kerry: Tarmon: 1
Kerry: Tralee Urban (part of): 4
Kerry: Tubrid: 1
Kildare: Athy East, Urban: 1
Kildare: Burtown: 2
Kildare: Castledermot: 1
Kildare: Celbridge: 1
Kildare: Donaghcumper: 2
Kildare: Grangemellon: 1
Kildare: Leixlip: 2
Kildare: Moone: 1
Kildare: Straffan: 3
Kilkenny: Aughaviller: 1
Kilkenny: Brownsford: 1
Kilkenny: Callan Urban: 2
Kilkenny: Castlecomer: 1
Kilkenny: Clara: 1
Kilkenny: Earlstown: 1
Kilkenny: Fiddown: 1
Kilkenny: Kilcolumb: 1
Kilkenny: Kilkenny No. 1 Urban: 1
Kilkenny: Killamery: 1
Kilkenny: Kilmaganny: 4
Kilkenny: Rathpatrick: 1
Kilkenny: Rower: 1
Kilkenny: Scotsborough Rural: 1
King's Co.: Mountheaton: 1
King's Co.: Screggan: 1
Leitrim: Corrala: 1
Limerick: Abbeyfeale: 1
Limerick: Abington: 3
Limerick: Ardagh: 1
Limerick: Askeaton East: 1
Limerick: Ballycummin: 3
Limerick: Bruff: 1
Limerick: Cahercorney: 1
Limerick: Carrig: 1
Limerick: Castletown: 1
Limerick: Clarina: 1
Limerick: Dunmoylan East: 4
Limerick: Galbally: 1
Limerick: Garrane: 1
Limerick: Glenbrohane: 1
Limerick: Glensharrold: 1
Limerick: Glin: 2
Limerick: Grange: 1
Limerick: Grean: 2
Limerick: Hospital: 3
Limerick: Kilbeheny: 1
Limerick: Kilmallock: 1
Limerick: Kilmeedy: 1
Limerick: Kilmurry: 2
Limerick: Kilteely: 3
Limerick: Knockaderry: 2
Limerick: Limerick No. 1 Urban: 6
Limerick: Limerick No. 2 Urban: 3
Limerick: Limerick No. 3 Urban: 3
Limerick: Limerick No. 4 Urban: 2
Limerick: Limerick No. 5 Urban: 1
Limerick: Limerick No. 6 Urban: 1
Limerick: Limerick No. 7 Urban (Pt. of): 1
Limerick: Limerick No. 8 Urban: 1
Limerick: Lismakeery: 1
Limerick: Oola: 1
Limerick: Rathmore: 1
Limerick: Riddlestown: 1
Limerick: Riversdale: 1
Limerick: Roxborough: 2
Limerick: Templebredon: 2
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (1): 1
Longford: Granard Urban: 1
Longford: Kilglass: 2
Louth: Castlebellingham: 1
Mayo: Derry: 10
Mayo: Kiltamagh: 1
Mayo: Newport, West: 1
Meath: Drumcondra: 2
Meath: Killary: 1
Monaghan: Carrickmacross Rural: 1
Monaghan: Carrickmacross Urban: 1
Monaghan: Clones Urban: 1
Queen's Co.: Clonkeen: 1
Queen's Co.: Donaghmore: 1
Queen's Co.: Portarlington South: 2
Roscommon: Athleague West: 1
Roscommon: Ballinasloe Urban: 1
Roscommon: Cams: 1
Roscommon: Drumdaff: 1
Roscommon: Kilbride North: 1
Roscommon: Killukin: 2
Roscommon: Rossmore: 1
Sligo: Sligo North (Urban): 1
Tipperary: Aghnameadle: 1
Tipperary: Ardmoyle: 1
Tipperary: Ballyphilip: 1
Tipperary: Ballyporeen: 4
Tipperary: Bansha: 1
Tipperary: Borrisnafarney: 1
Tipperary: Burncourt: 1
Tipperary: Carrick-on-Suir (Urban): 6
Tipperary: Carrickbeg Urban: 1
Tipperary: Cashel Urban: 2
Tipperary: Cloghprior: 1
Tipperary: Clonbeg: 3
Tipperary: Clonmel West Urban: 3
Tipperary: Cooleagh: 1
Tipperary: Cullen: 2
Tipperary: Drangan: 4
Tipperary: Fethard Town: 2
Tipperary: Golden: 1
Tipperary: Kilcash: 4
Tipperary: Kilmurry: 1
Tipperary: Kiltinan: 2
Tipperary: Latteragh: 1
Tipperary: Monsea: 1
Tipperary: Mortlestown: 1
Tipperary: Nenagh West Urban: 1
Tipperary: Newtown: 1
Tipperary: Oughterleague: 1
Tipperary: Peppardstown: 2
Tipperary: Rathnaveoge: 1
Tipperary: Thurles Rural: 1
Tipperary: Tipperary Rural: 2
Tipperary: Tullamain: 1
Waterford: Ardmore: 1
Waterford: Ballynakill: 1
Waterford: Ballysaggartmore: 1
Waterford: Cappoquin: 2
Waterford: Carriglea: 1
Waterford: Comeragh: 1
Waterford: Dungarvan No. 1 Urban: 5
Waterford: Dungarvan No. 2 Urban: 2
Waterford: Gardenmorris: 1
Waterford: Graignagower: 1
Waterford: Gurteen: 1
Waterford: Kilcockan: 1
Waterford: Killea: 1
Waterford: Kilmacthomas: 3
Waterford: Kilwatermoy, West: 2
Waterford: Lismore: 3
Waterford: Mocollop: 4
Waterford: Modelligo: 1
Waterford: Portlaw: 1
Waterford: Ringville: 1
Waterford: Tallow: 3
Waterford: Templemichael: 1
Waterford: Tramore: 1
Waterford: Waterford No. 2 Urban: 1
Waterford: Waterford No. 3 Urban: 3
Waterford: Waterford No. 4 Urban: 2
Waterford: Waterford Urban No. 1: 1
Westmeath: Athlone East Urban: 1
Westmeath: Athlone West Urban: 1
Wexford: Ballymore: 1
Wexford: Enniscorthy Rural: 1
Wexford: Enniscorthy Urban: 1
Wexford: Horetown: 1
Wexford: Inch: 3
Wexford: New Ross: 3
Wexford: New Ross, Urban: 2
Wexford: Rochestown: 1
Wexford: Taghmon: 1
Wexford: Wexford No. 3 Urban: 2
Wexford: Wexford Urban No 1: 2
Wexford: Whitechurch: 1
Wexford: Whitemore: 1
Wicklow: Arklow Urban No. 1: 2
Wicklow: Ballinguile: 1
Wicklow: Baltinglass: 1

Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

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.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Danovan: 1
Donavan: 13
Donavon: 1
Donevan: 3
Donivan: 1
Donoran: 4
Donovan: 460
Donovon: 5
Donvan: 2
O donovan: 32
O'Donavan: 1
O'Donovan: 81

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