O'Donovan / Donovan

The O'Donovan name, according to Peadar O'Donovan, has been associated with South West Cork for 800 years. O'Donovans and their kinsmen, the Collinses and the Connollys, were forced south around 1200 A.D. by the Geraldines, after the Norman invasion (1169), from the kingdoms of Ui Conaill Gabhra and Uí Cairbre Aofa in Co. Limerick. He suggests that the warcry "Crom Abú" was the O'Donovan warcry, first heard in Croom, Co. Limerick where Crom, the progenitor and chieftain of the O'Donovan Clan built a castle 200 years before the Norman invasion. This warcry was later to be taken up by the Fitzgeralds. He goes on to explain the derivation of the name. Derived from Donndubháin, Donn being a proper name of those of noble rank and dubháin signifying anything black, especially a black haired person. Surnames came into usage around 1000 A.D. the name became Ó Donnabháin, meaning grandson (Ó) of Donovan.

The O'Donovan

Morgan Gerald Daniel O'Donovan, The O'Donovan, Lord of Clan Cathal, is Chief of his Name and Arms. Born in 1931, the only son of the late Brigadier Morgan John Winthrop O'Donovan, The O'Donovan. M.C., (1893-1969) by his wife Cornelia Bagnell (d. 1974), he succeeded to the Chiefship in 1969. Educated at Stowe and Trinity College, Cambridge, The O'Donovan currently resides in West Cork. The Chief is a member of the Executive Committee of the Church of Ireland and Chairman of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains. Married to Frances Jane, only daughter of the late Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, KG, GCB, GCMG, KBE, DSO, he has issue a son and Tanaiste, Morgan Tiege Gerald (b. 1961) and two daughters.

Clan O'Donovan

The Princely O'Donovans are of Royal origin, being descended from Ailill Fland Bec, King of Munster (d. A.D 343). Originally settled in Thomond, or north Munster, the O'Donovans were driven from their ancestral lands by the Dál gCais who, in the late tenth century, gained the throne of Munster by deposing the Eóghanacht Dynasty. As a result of the succeeding bitter civil war between the Dál gCais and Eóghanachta, and the advent of the Anglo-Normans, the O'Donovans migrated from north Munster to south west Cork and finally settled in the area of Glandore Bay as allies of the MacCarthy Reaghs, Princes of Carbery.There were two main divisions of the O'Donovan Sept - Clan Cathal and Clan Loughlin, but their territories were so interlaced that it is no longer easy to determine exactly where the boundaries of the respective lordships lay. That of Clan Cathal comprised some 67 ploughlands in the modern parishes of Drimoleague, Drinagh and Myross, whilst Clan Loughlin contained 54 ploughlands to the East of Glandore Bay. According to an Inquisition held in 1612, the lordship of Clan Cathal was held from Sir Donal na Pibe MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery by O'Donovan who rendered the former "50 Marks Chief Rent to the said Lord besides the like Suit and Service on all his hostings." The O'Donovans, Lords of Clan Cathal were always inaugurated as Chiefs, and installed as Lords of their territories, by MacCarthy Reagh. The last O'Donovan inaugurated and installed according to the ancient Gaelic ritual was Donal O'Donovan, Lord of Clan Cathal who received the White Wand from MacCarthy Reagh in 1591, and was recogniged by the Lord Chancellor Adam Loftus on February 12th, 1592 as the lawful Chief. In 1608 the aforementioned Donal surrendered his lordship to King James I of England and received a re-grant of the same to hold by English Law. Donal hoped, by this device, to preserve the estates of his Sept and power of his Clan. Alas. Cromwell was no respecter of 'Crown Grants' and Donal's son and namesake found himself stripped of the Lordship of Clan Cathal by the Regicide Regime. At the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 Donal (Daniel) O'Donovan, son and heir of the forfeiting Chief, was restored to his ancestral estates. Although a prominent supporter of King James II this Donal managed to retain the estate, despite the Williamite Victory, by obtaining terms-of-surrender from the Earl (later Ist Duke) of Marlborough. Through the foresight of Donal, and the discretion of his successors in the Chiefship, the O'Donovans retained possession of much of their ancestral lordship until the land acts' of the early twentieth century destroyed the Irish gentry as a class. Unlike some Gaelic titles, that of O'Donovan has never been `revived.' There is good documentary evidence to confirm an unbroken use of the title by the Chiefly House. Furthermore successive Chiefs asserted, through heraldry, their DE JURE position as Chiefs and Gaelic lords by displaying supporters in their armorial achievements (supporters being considered, by the British authorities, an attribute permitted only to Peers of the Realm or Knights Grand Cross of Orders) and using a feudal chapeau of lordship in their crest. The continued interest of the Chiefly line in Gaelic culture is demonstrated by the present O'Donovan's membership of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains. Distinguished members of Clan O'Donovan have included Dr John O'Donovan (1809-1861), one of nineteenth century Ireland's greatest antiquarians, and Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (1831-1915) the Fenian activist. In modern Gaelic the surname is rendered as O'Donnabhain which derives from donn or 'brown' and dubhan signifying 'black'. O'Donovan may be freely translated as the 'descendant of the dark haired, or swarthy man'.

The name Donovan in Ireland is derived from the O'Donobhain Sept who were originally based in Limerick but who later migrated to Cork. Descendants bearing this name can be found throughout the country but particularly in the ancestral homeland Counties as well as in Counties Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

Origen: Irlandés. Los muchos apellidos irlandeses en uso hoy tienen historias ricas y largas detrás de ellas. El nombre Dingevan apareció originalmente en gaélico como O Donnabhain, derivado de la palabra Donn, que significa marrón ó "café", y dubhan, derivado de Dubh, que significa negro. Primero fueron encontrados en Co. Limerick, donde fueron asentadas a partir de épocas muy antiguas en Bruree, un territorio a lo largo de los bancos del río Maigues en ese condado.

Los O´Donovan son oriundos de Co. Limerick, pero poco despues de la invasión anglo-normanda, en el Siglo XII, fueron obligados a emigrar hacua el sudoeste de Cork. Su importancia política quedo después eclipsada por su adhesión a la causa católica, en tiempos de James II, y entonces muchos miembros de esta familia pasaron al continente, prestando distinguidos servicios en las brigadas irlandesas. Sus armas: en campo de plata, saliendo del lado izquierdo del escudo un medio brazo derecho, vestido, de gules, con puño de plata, empuñando una espada a la que se enrosca una serpiente, de color natural.

O´Hart señala que los O´Donovan son de la línea de Heber, descendientes de Olioll Flannbeag, que es el Nº 87 en el pedigree de esa línea. En la lsita de pasajeros llegados al puerto de Buenos Aires hasta el año 1880 estan registradas 10 personas con este apellido, entre los años 1826 y 1867.

Variantes: Dingevan, Dingevand, Dingevane, Dingevant, Dingeven, Dingevend, Donovan, Donavon, Donavan, Donevan, Donnovan, Donnavon, Donnavan, Donnovin y otras.

 

Daniel Donovan & Mary Crowley ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Edward Donovan & Gregoria Carballo ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Patrick Donovan & Eleanor Barry ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Singles / Others / Otros / Donovan ( modificado el / modified on 19.03.2017 )

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INGRESOS POR EL
PUERTO DE BUENOS AIRES
/ BUENOS AIRES'S PORT ARRIVALS - PASSENGER'S LIST

Nombre / Name
Nacionalidad
declarada / Declared nacionality
Fecha de
arribo / Arrival date
Puerto de
embarque / Departure port
Nombre
del barco / Ship name
William
irlandesa
14.11.1833
Liverpool
s/d
Daniel
irlandesa
13.5.1833
Liverpool
s/d
John
irlandesa
5.9.1835
Liverpool
s/d
Michael
s/d
4.7.1844
Liverpool
W.Peele
Patrick
s/d
4.7.1844
Liverpool
W.Peele
Cornelius
irlandesa

11.11.1844

Liverpool
W.Peele
Florence
irlandesa
15.9.1860
Liverpool
La Belle Poule

Margaret

irlandesa
1.12.1865
Liverpool
"UNA"
John
irlandesa
2.10.1867
Liverpool
Uruguay
James
irlandesa
2.10.1867
Liverpool
Laplace

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