Donovan births between 1864 and 1913


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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.
 

Districts and births


Variants in the birth records, with totals

  • Donovan: 13939
  • O'Donovan: 284
  • O'Donavan: 2
  • Donavan: 87
  • Dunavan: 1
  • Donavon: 7
  • Donevan: 65
  • Dunnavan: 1
  • Dunovan: 6
  • Donnovan: 18
  • Donvan: 2
  • Donoven: 2
  • Donovane: 2
  • Donovon: 4
  • Donivan: 12
  • O donovan: 237
  • Dunnivan: 7
  • Doonevan: 5
  • Danovan: 2
  • Donaven: 2
  • Dunivan: 3

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