O’Donoghue Name History

O’Donoghue Name History

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O'Donoghue or Donoghue is an anglicized form of the Irish language surname Ó Donnchadha or Ó Donnchú.

The name means means "descendant of Donnchadh", a personal name composed of the elements donn "brown-haired [man]" and cath "battle." Spelling variations (which may include an initial "Ó" or omit it) include Donoghue, Donaghoe, Donoughe, Donaho, Donahoe, Donough, Donahue, Donahow, Doneghoe, Donehue, Donighue, Donoho, Donohoe, Donahugh, Donohough, Donohow, Donahue, Donohue, Donaughue, Donaghie, Donaghy, Doughue, Dougue, and many more. Some of these variations exist also in Northern Ireland and Scotland with the same meaning in Scottish Gaelic as in Irish.

Learn more about the O’Donoghue name

The Framed Irish Family Name History, (#1760) has more information on the O’O’Donoghue surname. There is a wide selection of O’O’Donoghue coat of arms products at The Irish Rose. Please visit the Irish Coat of Arms page.

Visit O'Donoghue's pubs in Ireland

There's more than one pub in Ireland with your name on it. Add these fine establishments to your itinerary the next time you visit the old country.

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