Devoy

Los DEVOY -o O'Deeveys- eran uno de los "Siete Clanes de Leix", transplantados en 1607 a Co.Kerry, aunque sin mayor éxito. Según John O'hart, este nombre deriva del irlandés Dubh, que fue anglicizado O'Deevy y Devoy. Dubh es el nº 112 en el pedigree de los Dowling, de la línea de Heremon.

Origen: Galés, Irlandés. Encontrados primero en registros en Cornwall, aunque ellos hallan estado en Gales de tiempos muy antiguos; antes de la conquista de los normandos en 1066 dC. The surname of Devoy is from the unique Celtic culture that developed in Wales. This particular surname is from the personal name David, which means darling or friend. This name was common in England and Scotland from the 12th century onward, but was particularly popular in Wales even earlier. One of the most famous bearers of this personal name in Wales was David ap Gryffydd, the last Prince of North Wales, who was executed c. 1276 by King Edward I of England. First found in on records in Cornwall, although they are thought to have been in Wales from very ancient times; long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Variantes: Devoy, Davy, Davey, Davie, Daivey, Daivy, Daivie, Dayvy, Dayvie, Dayvey, Devy, Devie y otros.

 

James Devoy & Rose N ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Michael Devoy ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )