The name Downey in Ireland is often derived from the native Gaelic O'Maoldomhnaigh Sept that was located in Ulster Province. This Gaelic name was also anglicized as Muldowney and Gildowney. Other Downeys may derive from a branch of the Southern O'Sullivan Sept who were known as 'O'Suileabhain an Duna', the O'Sullivans of the fort.

Hubo dos clanes diferentes de O´Downey (O´Dunadhaigh) en Irlanda en la edad media; de uno de ellos son todavía numerosos sus descendientes en Co. Galway, y del otro son los que proceden de Co. Kerry y Limerick.

Origen: Irlandés, Escocés. Dalriada, in ancient Scotland, is where the name Downey evolved. It was a name for someone who lived in the old barony of Duny or Downy, which was also called Douney in 1331, in the parish of Monikie, Angus. The surname is still commonplace in the district and Downie is one of the oldest names in the parish of Kemnay. First found in Monikie in Angus, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Variantes: Downey, Downie, Downy, MacIldowney, MacIldownie, MacDowney, MacDownie, O'Downey y otros.



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