Dunleavy - Donleavy

Sus armas: en campo de plata, sobre un monte, de su color natural, colocado en su base, un león de gules y un ciervo, éste de su color, contrarampantes, sosteniendo una mano derecha cortada en la muñeca, de gules; y por cimera, un león rampante, de gules.

El apellido DUNLEAVY es la forma más usual del irlandés MacDuinnsheibhe. Aunque también se usan sus sinónimos Donlevy y Leavy. Dice O'Hart que los DUNLEAVY son de la línea de Heremon, descendientes de Aeneas Tuirmeach-Teamrach, que es el N° 66 en el pedigree de aquella línea.

The Irish name Donlevy or Dunlevy is derived from the native Gaelic MacDuinnshleibhe Sept who were located in Counties Donegal and Down in the North of the country. The name is taken from the word 'sliabh' which means 'mountain'. A branch of this Sept migrated to North Connaught in the seventeenth century while another branch moved to Scotland and became known as Dunlop and Dunlief. First found in Donegal, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Origen: Irlandés. The Irish surname Dunleavy originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Duinnshleibh, derived from the words "dun," meaning "fortress," or perhaps "donn," which means "brown," and "sliabh," which means "mountain." First found in Ulidia, in northern Ireland, where they were said to have descended from the Princes of Ulidia, who were in turn descended from the Heremon line of Irish Kings; the modern name for Ulidia, is Ulster. The "Four Masters" list that in 1199, a Rory O'Dunsleve joined the English (Norman soldiers) at Meath and plundered the monastery of Saint Peter and Paul in Armagh. In the 12th century during the Anglo/Norman invasion of Ireland, the Dunleavys migrated to Tir Connell now known as Donegal and became hereditary physicians to the distinguished O'Donnells.

Variantes: Dunleavy, Donlevy, Dunlevie, Dunlevy, Dunlivie, McDunleavy, Donleavy y otros.

Michael Dunleavy & Brigid FitzSimons ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )